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Autos, Computers, Electronic Devices (Listed Property)

Question: My university required each incoming freshman to come to school with their own computer. Is there any way to deduct the cost of the computer from my tax liability?

Answer:

The cost of a personal computer is generally a personal expense that is not deductible.  However, you may be able to claim an American opportunity tax credit if you need to have a computer to enroll or attend your university.

For more information, refer to Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education.


Category: Itemized Deductions, Standard Deductions
Subcategory: Autos, Computers, Electronic Devices (Listed Property)

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