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Entering the NJ exemption for Dependents attending college in Lacerte

by Lacerte Tax 2023 Updated 8 months ago

To complete form NJ-1040, line 12, exemption for dependents attending college:

  1. Go to Screen 2, Dependents.
  2. Select the dependent who attended college during the year.
  3. Scroll down to the New Jersey Information section.
  4. Check the box for Dependent attending college.

Repeat these steps for each dependent as applicable.

To override the line 12 amount

  1. Go to Screen 3 Miscellaneous Information/Direct Deposit.
  2. Scroll down to the New Jersey Miscellaneous section.
  3. In the field Number of dependents attend college [O], enter the number of dependents who are attending college to claim the additional exemption.

This will override the number from the Dependents screen.

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