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tax facts

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From: Sue Stewart (Sue_Stewart_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 06 2003 - 08:42:02 PST


My husband is a certified tax preparer and has the following facts for you
art teachers (and all teachers ) out there.
" Employee business expenses have always been deductible on Form 2106
(which carries to Schedule A), or directly on Schedule A. This includes
things such as tuition and books for additional education, milage to/from
that education, dues, professional journals and associations, and supplies
purchased "to assist in the schoolroom. Starting in tax year 2002 $250 of
supplies and materials can be written off on line 23 of Form 1040 (even if
you do not itemize). The remainder of employee business expenses can
STILL be used on Form 2106 or Schedule A. Does this clarify the law for
you?

Sue E. Stewart
Sumner High School

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