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Publication 970
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Claiming the Credit(p16)

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You claim the American opportunity credit by completing Parts I, III, and IV of Form 8863 and submitting it with your Form 1040 or 1040A. Enter the nonrefundable part of the credit on Form 1040, line 49, or on Form 1040A, line 31. Enter the refundable part of the credit on Form 1040, line 66, or on Form 1040A, line 43. A filled-in Form 8863 is shown at the end of this chapter.