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Can you claim professional license renewal fees and costs for continuing education courses to meet annual CPE hour requirements to maintain the professional license?

This would be for a licensed BCBA who paid for a certification renewal in 2019.  The BCBA also paid for webinars/conferences in 2019 to meet continuing education requirements to maintain the certification.
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Level 15

Can you claim professional license renewal fees and costs for continuing education courses to meet annual CPE hour requirements to maintain the professional license?

Simple answer: No.

 

If you are a regular W-2 employee, you are no longer (effective 2018) allowed to deduct  job expenses, like CPE and licence fees.  Even when you were allowed to, it was only an itemized deduction subject to the 2% of AGI threshold.

 

If you are self employed, all of that is still deductible on Schedule C. Enter as "other expenses"

Level 1

Can you claim professional license renewal fees and costs for continuing education courses to meet annual CPE hour requirements to maintain the professional license?

Thanks, and the same theory would apply on the NY State Form IT-196, correct?  I had thought I read somewhere that professional development could still qualify for a deduction towards the 2% AGI threshold on the state return.

Level 15

Can you claim professional license renewal fees and costs for continuing education courses to meet annual CPE hour requirements to maintain the professional license?

I'm nor familiar with NY rules.

If no one else responds, you want to ask a new question in the state tax section

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