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Federal Free Printable Form 886-H-AOC (Rev. 5-2017) for 2020 Federal Supporting Documents to Prove American Opportunity Credit

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Supporting Documents to Prove American Opportunity Credit
Form 886-H-AOC (Rev. 5-2017)

Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service Form 886-H-AOC (May 2017) Supporting Documents to Prove American Opportunity Credit We need to verify that you are eligible to claim the American Opportunity Credit shown on your tax return. For each student for whom you claimed the American Opportunity Credit, provide proof of enrollment in an eligible educational institution: • Copies of Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, from each institution the student attended (if provided by the institution) • If any institution did not provide Form 1098-T, copies of other documents that verify enrollment, such as transcripts or other enrollment forms. The document(s) must include the institution’s name, federal identification number, dates of enrollment, and the student’s enrollment status (more than half time, not a graduate student) • Copies of proof of payment of tuition and fees such cancelled checks, bank statements, credit card statements or receipts. Form 1098-T may serve as proof of payment IF payments received are recorded in Box 1 For each student for whom you claimed the American Opportunity Credit, provide proof of payment for other qualified expenses such as additional course related fees, books and supplies: • Copies of cancelled checks, bank statements, credit card statements or receipts • Copies of documents that show the expenses were needed for a course of study, such as course guides, course syllabuses, or letters from the educational institution(s) Certain payments on behalf of the student reduce the amount of qualified expenses. For any student that received any of the following, provide copies of documents that show the amounts received as: • Employer provided educational assistance benefits • Withdrawals from any educational retirement arrangements • U.S. Savings bond interest that is nontaxable because you paid qualified higher education expenses • Veteran’s educational assistance benefits or • Any other nontaxable payment received for education expenses Note: The following expenses are not allowable and do not qualify for the American Opportunities Credit: • Insurance • Medical expenses (including student health fees) • Room and Board • Similar personal, living or family expenses. This is true even if the amount must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Catalog Number 53588T www.irs.gov Form 886-H-AOC (Rev. 5-2017)
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More about the Federal Form 886-H-AOC Individual Income Tax Tax Credit

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The Internal Revenue Service usually releases income tax forms for the current tax year between October and January, although changes to some forms can come even later. We last updated Federal Form 886-H-AOC from the Internal Revenue Service in February 2019.

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Form 886-H-AOC is a Federal Individual Income Tax form. States often have dozens of even hundreds of various tax credits, which, unlike deductions, provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction of tax liability. Some common tax credits apply to many taxpayers, while others only apply to extremely specific situations. In most cases, you will have to provide evidence to show that you are eligible for the tax credit, and calculate the amount of the credit to which you are entitled.

About the Individual Income Tax

The IRS and most states collect a personal income tax, which is paid throughout the year via tax withholding or estimated income tax payments.

Most taxpayers are required to file a yearly income tax return in April to both the Internal Revenue Service and their state's revenue department, which will result in either a tax refund of excess withheld income or a tax payment if the withholding does not cover the taxpayer's entire liability. Every taxpayer's situation is different - please consult a CPA or licensed tax preparer to ensure that you are filing the correct tax forms!

Historical Past-Year Versions of Federal Form 886-H-AOC

We have a total of six past-year versions of Form 886-H-AOC in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:

2018 Form 886-H-AOC

Form 886-H-AOC (Rev. 5-2017)

2017 Form 886-H-AOC

Form 886-H-AOC (Rev. 5-2017)

2016 Form 886-H-AOC

Form 886-H-AOC (7-2009)

Supporting Documents to Prove American Opportunity Credit 2015 Form 886-H-AOC

Form 886-H-AOC (7-2009)

Supporting Documents to Prove American Opportunity Credit 2012 Form 886-H-AOC

Form 886-H-AOC (7-2009)

Supporting Documents to Prove American Opportunity Credit 2011 Form 886-H-AOC

Form 886-H-AOC (7-2009)

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