School may be out or ending soon, but if you are a K-12 educator, rewards don’t stop there! You spent all year providing pencils, books, and rewards to students. Don’t overlook the following tax deductions:
Teacher travel – Did you travel out-of-town for a workshop or conference? Unreimbursed travel can be deducted from your tax liability.
Continuing Education - If you went back to school recently and are taking work-related courses, you may qualify for the Lifetime Learning Credit. This credit is only available to teachers who have paid for courses out-of-pocket.
Teacher Union Dues – If you belong to a union, dues can be deducted.
Charitable Donations - Did you give a monetary gift to your school’s PTA, sponsored club,or donate books, media, or electronics to your school? Any out-of-pocket donation that you made directly to your school is tax deductible.
Educator Expenses – If you have worked at least 900 hours during the school year, you can claim up to $250 of classroom expenses.
Tutoring – If you are a private tutor hired by a parent, travel and teaching supplies are also tax deductible.
Professional Books & Publications – Subscriptions and books that support your professional development can be tax deductible.