Tax Deductions for Educators (Video Blog)


A helpful tip for our beloved teachers

Educator expenses

Are you a teacher, instructor, counselor, principal, or teacher’s aide?
Teaching K-12?
Working at least 900 hours during the school year?
If you are, you can deduct up to $250 of certain unreimbursed teaching expenses.
If you are married and both you and your spouse meet the requirements, then both of you can qualify for the deduction.
You don’t have to itemize your deductions to claim this deduction.

What Qualifies as an Expense?

Qualified expenses are the amounts you paid with your own funds during the tax year.
These expenses include classroom supplies such as…
Books, equipment, including computer equipment and related software and service, and other materials used in the classroom.
Qualified expenses also include personal protective equipment, disinfectant, and other supplies used for the prevention of the spread of coronavirus. These qualified expenses even include professional development course fees.
If you are claiming this tax deduction, you should keep records such as receipts and other documents that support the deduction.
For years beginning with 2022, the maximum federal deduction has been increased to $300.

Please contact this office if you have any questions.

For more information, call Alex Franch at 781.789.7200. WorthTax has locations in Norwell, Dedham, and Weymouth, Massachussetts.
Alex Franch

Mr. Franch is a Tax Specialist and Partner at Joseph Cahill & Associates / WorthTax. He has a diverse background including a Bachelor of Science from Boston College in Mathematics and extensive military service. Mr. Franch is an Enrolled Agent and has eight years of tax preparation experience. He has been serving individuals, families, and businesses for several years with tax and financial planning strategies and is a junior partner with the firm. Mr. Franch is licensed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with a Series 6, 63, 65, and 7, and by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Insurance.