Taxes

Student Tax Issues

Resources to better understand education tax credits, deductions and credits.

  • You, or the person who may claim you as a dependent, may be able to take either the tuition and fees deduction or claim a Hope and/or Lifetime Learning credit on your federal tax return for qualified tuition and related expenses that were actually paid in a given year
  • For more information about the deduction or credits, see IRS Publication 970 

Education Tax Credits

To claim the credits for tuition...

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Procurement Tax Forms

This list of forms and best practices will help guide tax-exempt purchasing on behalf of the University.

Business Expense Reimbursements Policy

This policy establishes when Harvard will pay for non-travel business expenses of any individuals conducting business on the University’s behalf. 

Honoraria and Reimbursements for Foreign Nationals

This policy outlines the circumstances in which the University can provide compensation to or pay for the travel expenses of guest speakers who are foreign nationals, and describes the associated tax implications.

Independent Contractors

Note to users: This policy is being revised now. Until the revised policy is ready, the existing version is still in effect. 

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