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If a foreign college is eligible for the American Opportunity credit how do you get proseries to accept it since there is no employer id number?

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You've got the good news from Bill.  I'll, unfortunately, have to be the bearer of bad news.  The short answer is you can't.

The bottom line is that eligible educational institutions are not exempt from the EIN requirement under §25A just because they're foreign.  Similarly, the requirement for 1098-T applies equally to both domestic and foreign eligible educational institutes.

While the foreign school may not otherwise be required to apply for an EIN, it's not precluded from being issued one and will just need to apply if the school wants its US students to be able to claim the credit.

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You've got the good news from Bill.  I'll, unfortunately, have to be the bearer of bad news.  The short answer is you can't.

The bottom line is that eligible educational institutions are not exempt from the EIN requirement under §25A just because they're foreign.  Similarly, the requirement for 1098-T applies equally to both domestic and foreign eligible educational institutes.

While the foreign school may not otherwise be required to apply for an EIN, it's not precluded from being issued one and will just need to apply if the school wants its US students to be able to claim the credit.

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