College Tuition Deduction
You might be able to deduct qualified higher education expenses of up to $2,000 or $4,000 (depending on your income) paid on behalf of yourself, your spouse, or a dependent. The write-off is taken as an adjustment to income, which means taxpayers can claim it even if they do not itemize deductions. It can be advantageous for those who earn too much to claim the HOPE or Lifetime Learning tax credits because the income limits are higher. Previously set to expire, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 extends this deduction through December 31, 2007.