Tax Act - Exchange Student Deduction

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Tax Act - Exchange Student Deduction

Postby RMO87 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:30 pm

I am trying to figure out how I enter the foreign exchange student hosting deduction in Tax Act. I know that it is considered a charitable deduction on Schedule A (pretty sure considered a cash donation rather than non-cash one). The help section of Tax Act was not very 'helpful.' The duduction is $50 per month, so I would have $200 for 2012.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Tax Act - Exchange Student Deduction

Postby RMO87 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:29 am

Has anyone here claimed this deduction before? This is my first year hosting.
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Re: Tax Act - Exchange Student Deduction

Postby tomd37 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:17 am

I never have been involved with the program. But I did research some of the details in IRS Publication 17. It refers you to IRS Publication 526 for details and it is available online at http://www.irs.gov under the publications section. Pages 4, 14, and 20 provide more details and those pages contain links to other sections dealing with exchange students.

Edit: Just noticed you are talking about using TaxAct and I am not familiar with that program.
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