Educators Deduct School Expenses

Executive Summary about Educators by Richard Chapo



As teachers and students head back to school following a glorious summer, it’s time to remind teachers to organize 2004 school expenses. Under a temporary tax code change, teachers can deduct certain school-related expenses from adjusted gross income.

Educator Expense Deduction

If you work in the education field, you may be able to deduct up to $250 from your adjusted gross income for 2004 taxes. As a result, you should continue to keep records so you can claim the deduction if it is extended.


1. You teach kids in kindergarten or through grade 12;

2. You are a teacher

3. You are an instructor

4. You are a counselor

5. You are an aide, or

6. You are a principal

Under the tax code provision, “educators” are defined as a fairly broad group of professionals. Expenses

As an educator, you are allowed to deduct unreimbursed expenses you paid for school room items. The educator expense deduction is a rather disappointing $250, but every deduction counts when it comes to taxes.


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