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April 17, 2007

Tax Tips: IRS says I'm not an Eligible Educator

Tax season can be, well, taxing. But at least educators can rest assured that the federal government will honor their professional commitment by offering a deduction for some of their own financial investments in their classrooms.  That is, unless you teach pre-k. As I found out this year, only K-12 educators are eligible for such a deduction

Pre-k teachers, like our counterparts in K-12, often use money from our own pockets to purchase classroom materials that benefit the children we teach. Here is one simple thing federal policymakers could do to make early childhood educators feel as valued as other teachers: amend the tax code to make us eligible for the educator expense deduction. Happy Tax Day!


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That totally sucks. If it is any consolation, that law may be off the books next year, and then we will all return to being unvalued.

Always something to look forward to...

Thanks for the comment.


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