Tax day is fast approaching, but with three extra days to submit, parents and students can breathe easy! Because April 15 falls on a Saturday, this year taxes aren’t due until April 18, 2017, giving families even more time to explore higher education tax benefits that could shave thousands off their 2016 tax bills.
Newly updated resources from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) can help. The “2016 Tax Year - Federal Tax Benefits for Higher Education” page in the Student, Parents & Counselors section of NASFAA.org explains the tax credits and deductions available for the 2016 tax year. The information can help taxpayers determine if they are eligible for current incentives, including:
“Education tax credits that could save families thousands go unclaimed each year,” NASFAA President Justin Draeger said. “As the students and families are tasked with shouldering a larger portion of college costs each year, we encourage parents and students to take every opportunity to educate themselves about tax options that can help defray the costs of tuition, fees, supplies, and even student loan repayment."
NASFAA policy experts and financial aid administrators can discuss education tax breaks that can benefit students and their families. For more information, contact us at 202-785-6959 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an interview.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that represents more than 20,000 financial aid professionals at nearly 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every ten undergraduates in the United States. Based in Washington, D.C., NASFAA is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators. For more information, visit www.nasfaa.org.
Publication Date: 2/28/2017