Q&A: Who is considered a “student” for tax purposes?

Someone was a student if, during any part of 5 calendar months of the tax year they:

  • Were enrolled as a full-time student at a school, or
  • Took a full-time, on-farm training course given by a school or a state, county, or local government agency.

*A school includes technical, trade, and mechanical schools. It does not include on-the-job training courses, correspondence schools, or schools offering courses only through the Internet.

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