What if I owed education expenses last year and paid the expenses this year, does that qualify?

Yes, provided that all other requirements were met during last year. For example, expenditures for pre-kindergarten do not qualify. Paying pre-kindergarten expenses during a year in which the child is in kindergarten will not cause the payments to qualify.

For more information, please refer to  Publication 112, Education Expense Credit, and  Publication 119, Education Expense Credit General Rules and Requirements for Home Schools.

If you have additional inquiries, you may submit them to the Questions, Comments, or Request form.