Educator Expense Tax Deduction

Open to: Kindergarten through 12 grade teachers.

Opportunity at a Glance: If you’re an eligible educator, you can deduct up to $250 of unreimbursed trade or business expenses. Qualified expenses are amounts you paid or incurred for participation in professional development courses, books, supplies, computer equipment (including related software and services), other equipment, and supplementary materials that you use in the classroom. After you take advantage of the Teacher’s Choice reimbursement program for your school supplies, this is another way to offset educator expense costs.

Take action: To learn how to claim this tax deduction, visit the IRS website.

For more information: Learn more about educator expenses and eligible educators.

Looking for other reimbursements? Check out the Teachers Choice Program.