Almost 4 million U.S. students have made improper student tax credit claims, according to a recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The improper claims included the following:
• Students who never provided tuition statements to prove what they had paid
• Students attended schools that didn’t even qualify for the tax credit in the first place
• Students who made tax credit claims for 5 or more years, something that should automatically disqualify them from receiving the credit
What’s the total taxpayer cost for these improper claims? $5.6 billion per year.
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