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Tax Deduction for Teachers

Eligible educators may be able to deduct a portion of their out of pocket expenses on their tax returns. Teachers who work in schools may deduct up to $250 of unreimbursed expenses. If your spouse is also an eligible teacher, then you both can deduct up to $250 each. The educators that qualify for this deduction are:

• Teach any grade from kindergarten through 12th grade.
• Are a teacher, instructor, counselor, principle or aide.
• Work at least 900 hours during the school year.
• Work in a school that provides elementary or secondary education.

Expenses you can deduct range from training courses, books, supplies, computers, and athletic supplies for health and physical education.

Please consult your tax advisor on the above issue.

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