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You are Appreciated: Educator Expense Deduction!

Eligible educators can claim up to $300 in tax deductions for unreimbursed trade or business expenses in 2023. They can claim up to $600 if married filing joint, and both taxpayers are eligible educators.

Who is an eligible educator? –

  • K-12 teacher, instructor, counselor, principal, or aid who is in the school at least 900 hours a school year

What is a qualified expense?

  • Professional development courses
  • Books
  • Supplies
  • Computer equipment
  • Software and services
  • Supplementary materials

Any qualified expense must solely be used used in the classroom. In 2023, qualified expenses also include equipment, disinfectant, and supplies to prevent Covid-19.