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## Can I deduct student loan interest in 2019?

If you have qualifying student loan debt, you **can deduct the interest you paid on the loan during the tax year**. This is capped at $2,500 in total interest per return, not per person, each year. In other words, if you’re single, you can deduct as much as $2,500 of student loan interest.

## What is the phaseout for student loan interest?

You can claim student loan interest on your taxes, however the student loan interest deduction begins to phase out if your adjusted gross income (AGI) is: **$80,000 if filing single, head of household**, or qualifying widow(er) $165,000 if married filing jointly.

## Why is my student loan interest not tax deductible?

You can’t claim the student loan interest deduction **if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) exceeds certain limits**. For most people, your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is simply your adjusted gross income (AGI) before any adjustment for student loan interest payments.

## What is the income limit for student loan interest deduction 2019?

The limit of the amount of income you can make and still qualify for the student loan interest deduction, based on your filing status, for the 2019 tax year is: **Single: $85,000**. **Married filing jointly: $170,000**. **Head of household: $85,000**.

## Is student loan interest deductible in 2021?

Student Loan Interest Deduction Basics

The largest amount you can claim for a student loan interest deductible is **$2,500 for 2021**, but that is limited by your income eligibility. You may have paid more interest than that during the year, but that is the limit of your claim.

## Can you deduct student loan interest if you are married filing separately?

If you are filing married filing separately, **you cannot even deduct your student loan interest or get any education credits or deductions**. Married Filing Jointly is usually better, even if one spouse had little or no income. … In many cases you will not be able to take the child and dependent care credit.

## Where do you enter student loan interest in ProSeries?

**Entering Form 1098-E in ProSeries**

- Press F6 to bring up Open Forms.
- Type STU and press Enter.
- Enter the information from your client’s form(s) 1098-E in Part I.
- Amount you enter in Part I, column (e) will flow to Part II, line 1 for the Computation of the Student Loan Interest Deduction.

## Can you deduct student loan interest 2020?

For your 2020 taxes, which you will file in 2021, the student loan interest deduction is **worth up to $2,500 for a single filer**, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with MAGI of less than $70,000.

## What percentage of student loan interest is tax deductible?

One of these is the student loan interest deduction, which allows for the deduction of up to $2,500 of the interest paid on a student loan during the tax year. 1 So individuals who fall in the 22% tax bracket and claim a $2,500 deduction can reduce their federal income tax for the year by $550.

## How do I qualify for student loan interest deduction?

**You can claim the deduction if all of the following apply:**

- You paid interest on a qualified student loan in tax year 2020;
- You’re legally obligated to pay interest on a qualified student loan;
- Your filing status isn’t married filing separately;
- Your MAGI is less than a specified amount which is set annually; and.