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Subject:  Deducting student loan interest for a child Date:  3/3/2014  1:55 PM
Author:  cstillwell55 Number:  120332 of 132878


My son still has outstanding student loans that are in his name, but I have always made the payments and so have claimed the student load interest deduction. I believe it was for my 2011 return the IRS challenged this deduction because the interest is reported under my son's SSN. I wrote a response saying that my son was a dependent for all of 2011 and that since I paid all the loan payments I should be able to take the deduction. I received a response that essentially said they agreed and that was that.

My question is now that my son is no longer a dependent, having graduated and being gainfully employed, can I still claim the student loan interest since I am still making all of the payments? Remember, the loan is in his name and his SSN, but I make all the payments from my checking account.

Thanks for any input anyone may have.
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