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Deducting Teachers’ Educational Expenses at a Glance


An eligible educator can deduct above the line up to $250 of any unreimbursed business expenses for classroom materials, such as books, supplies, computers including related software and services or other equipment that the eligible educator uses in the classroom. Supplies for courses on health and physical education qualify only if they are related to athletics.

More Information

Topic 458 - Educator Expense Deduction

Related Forms

Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (PDF)

Form 1040, Schedule A, Itemized Deductions (PDF)

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 23-Nov-2016