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Tax Information for Students

Filing Your Taxes
Everything you need to file your individual federal income tax return.

The Health Care Law: What’s New for Individuals and Families
Most taxpayers will simply need to check a box on their tax return to indicate they had health insurance coverage for all of 2014. For any month during the year that you or any of your dependents don’t have minimum essential coverage and don’t qualify for a coverage exemption, you will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment with your tax return.

Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA)
The ITA tool is a tax law resource that takes you through a series of questions and provides you with responses to tax law questions.

Education Credits – American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit
Education credits help with the cost of higher education by reducing the amount of tax owed on your tax return. If the credit reduces your tax to less than zero, you may get a refund.

Federal Student Aid
This U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid website provides information about preparing for education, choosing a school, applying for admission, financial aid and more.

IRS History
The roots of the IRS go back to the Civil War when President Lincoln and Congress, in 1862, created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 26-Mar-2015