What’s more stressful than student loans and taxes? Not much. But don’t get paralyzed. Here are some tips to guide you as we enter the height of tax season.
Student Loan Interest Is Still Tax Deductible
For many years, the tax code permitted many borrowers to claim a portion of their student loan interest paid as a deduction on their tax return. This deduction was threatened during the congressional battle over the tax bill last year. However, the final version of the tax bill preserved this tax deduction. So if you received a 1098-E statement issued by your student loan lender (which would show the amount of interest that you paid during 2017), you may still be able to claim some of that as a deduction. Remember that the deduction is capped, however, and is also phased out for higher income earners.Read More