MY DAUGHTER IS AN ON LINE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER IS PAID BY HER EMPLOYER AS A REGULAR EMPLOYEE AND RECEIVES ALL HER WAGES ON W-2 SHE HAS SET UP ONE ROOM IN HER HOME (WHICH SHE OWNS) AS A FULL TIME OFFICE IT IS USED 100% AS AN OFFICE HOW DO I GET THE HOME OFFICE DEDUCTION FOR THIS EXPENSE
Thank You I didn't realize that they changed that part-----can I still use expenses that she used to buy desk, chair and lamps?
Sorry, desk, chairs and lamps would not fall under the qualified expenses an educator could enter on their tax return as an Adjustment to Income on Schedule 1 Line 10 of Form 1040.
Go to IRS Form 1040 instructions page 84 - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf#page=84
If you were an eligible educator in 2019, you can deduct on line 10 up to $250 of qualified expenses you paid in 2019. If you and your spouse are filing jointly and both of you were eligible educators, the maximum deduction is $500. However, neither spouse can deduct more than $250 of his or her qualified expenses on line 10. An eligible educator is a kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, instructor, counselor, principal, or aide who worked in a school for at least 900 hours during a school year.
Qualified expenses include ordinary and necessary expenses paid:
• For professional development courses you have taken related to the curriculum you teach or to the students you teach; or
• In connection with books, supplies, equipment (including computer equipment, software, and services), and other materials used in the classroom.
An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your educational field. A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your profession as an educator. An expense doesn’t have to be required to be considered necessary.
Qualified expenses don’t include expenses for home schooling or for nonathletic supplies for courses in health or physical education