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SteveDK
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Can i deduct school expenses like software for classes even if I use the standard deduction?

 
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Hal_Al
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Can i deduct school expenses like software for classes even if I use the standard deduction?

There is no deduction for school expenses, either itemized or other, on the federal return.  Some states have a deduction, if that's what you're asking about, you need to identify the state. 

 

There are a couple of federal educational credits available.  Tuition, fees, books and "other required course materials" are qualified expenses.  A computer is usually allowed. Whether the cost of software is allowed would depend on meeting the "required by the school" rule. 

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