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Entering the NJ exemption for Dependents attending college in ProConnect Tax

SOLVEDby IntuitUpdated September 25, 2023

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

  1. Go to Input Return General Dependents
  2. Scroll down to New Jersey Information
  3. Check the box for Dependent attending college.

Repeat these steps for each dependent as applicable.

To override the line 12 amount

  1. Go to Input Return  General Misc. Info./Direct Deposit.
  2. Scroll down to New Jersey Miscellaneous. 
  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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