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Can I deduct school application expenses?

I paid over $1000 applying to school this past year. This included application fees, hotel rooms for out-of-state interviews, standardized test fees etc. Can this be deducted?
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Can I deduct school application expenses?

Sorry, but school application fees, travel for college visits, test fees, etc. are not deductible education expenses.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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Can I deduct school application expenses?

Sorry, but school application fees, travel for college visits, test fees, etc. are not deductible education expenses.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Halie83
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Can I deduct school application expenses?

Can you deduct business school application fees though as a business expense?

Applying to business school is related to the business and it will further improve the business.

Asking for small business owners or sole proprietors. 

Hal_Al
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Can I deduct school application expenses?

Q. Can a small business owners or sole proprietor deduct business school application fees  as a business expense?

A. Yes, since it is related to the business and it will further improve the business. The general rule is: Educational expenses to improve your current job skills are deductible. But learning a new job is not.  Furthermore, the application fee is an ordinary and neccessary expense for the business education. 

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