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Educators that Qualify for a $250 Tax Deduction

If you are an eligible educator you can deduct up to $250 of unreimbursed trade or business expenses. The taxpayer must be a kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, instructor, counselor, principal or aide. They also must work at least 900 hours a school year.

Some examples of expenses that educators can deduct are:
• Books
• Professional development course fees
• Supplies
• Equipment/materials used in the classroom
• Computer equipment

If your spouse is an eligible educator and you file a joint tax return, each educator can deduct $250 each, for a total of $500. Also remember to keep all your receipts to you can support your deductions.

Please consult your tax advisor on all the above information.

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