Yes, you and your wife may include both costs in your tax return if you itemize your deductions on Schedule A. You would include the costs in the Other Miscellaneous Deductions section of Schedule A. Keep in mind other miscellaneous deductions have to exceed 2% of your adjusted gross income in order to be a benefit. I have include a passage from the IRS below and included a LINK below that from where it originated.
Education Required by Employer or by Law
Once you have met the minimum educational requirements for your job, your employer or the law may require you to get more education. This additional education is qualifying work-related education if all three of the following requirements are met.
It is required for you to keep your present salary, status, or job.
The requirement serves a bona fide business purpose of your employer.
The education isn't part of a program that will qualify you for a new trade or business.
When you get more education than your employer or the law requires, the additional education can be qualifying work-related education only if it maintains or improves skills required in your present work. See Education To Maintain or Improve Skills , later.
You are a teacher who has satisfied the minimum requirements for teaching. Your employer requires you to take an additional college course each year to keep your teaching job. If the courses won't qualify you for a new trade or business, they are qualifying work-related education even if you eventually receive a master's degree and an increase in salary because of this extra education.
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