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I saw a question where the answer was apparently at odds with the question. It asked , regarding the parents' tax forms, did you take the American Opportunity Credit?
I did take this credit and so I clicked the checkbox. But then this produced a sub - question that said to put the amount on line 31 of 1040a . In my taxes , the Tax Act tool for whatever reason, put zero on line 31 , but put 1,000 on the American Opp credit on some line further done, 40 something (I dont have the form with me at the moment). I think this was due to a zero tax liability possibly.
I hope this apparent contradiction does not prompt a verification when the basic q and a are at odds and not my response.