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snowcapp983
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If I bought computers for my children to attend virtual school during the pandemic, does the purchase qualify under educator expense even though I'm a parent?

Virtual schooling was required by state and federal mandates. Parents became educators when the schools closed.
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SweetieJean
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If I bought computers for my children to attend virtual school during the pandemic, does the purchase qualify under educator expense even though I'm a parent?

Sorry, that cannot be deducted from your Federal return if they are in grades K-12.  (Didn't the school provide computers for them?)  State taxes may be different.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

If I bought computers for my children to attend virtual school during the pandemic, does the purchase qualify under educator expense even though I'm a parent?

No you are not eligible to use the educator deduction--you are not employed by a K-12 school.

 

EDUCATION EXPENSES

Education expenses for grades K-12 are not deductible on your Federal return, whether for private, public, or home schooling, nor are the expenses for tutoring, after school lessons or after school activities, such as dance lessons, sports, etc.  Some states allow deductions/credits for K-12 education and/or home schooling expenses; if your state has these deductions available, you will be prompted to enter them when you prepare your state return.  (As far as I know, the states that offer any sort of K-12 deductions/credits are Arizona,  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,Louisiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin)

 

 

 

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