topic Can PhD related expenses be deducted ? A PhD is not in hopes of getting promoted or change roles, my wife will continue in her current role. in Get your taxes done using TurboTax https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/can-phd-related-expenses-be-deducted-a-phd-is-not-in-hopes-of-getting-promoted-or-change-roles-my/01/45658#M18546 <P>The PhD program is part time, so my wife will continue to work, and plans to return to the same role of school principal when she earns her PhD.&nbsp; There are program expenses, books and once a year travel requirements. We file jointly married.<BR /></P> Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:52:56 GMT mcarrion9 2019-06-01T00:52:56Z Can PhD related expenses be deducted ? A PhD is not in hopes of getting promoted or change roles, my wife will continue in her current role. https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/can-phd-related-expenses-be-deducted-a-phd-is-not-in-hopes-of-getting-promoted-or-change-roles-my/01/45658#M18546 <P>The PhD program is part time, so my wife will continue to work, and plans to return to the same role of school principal when she earns her PhD.&nbsp; There are program expenses, books and once a year travel requirements. We file jointly married.<BR /></P> Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:52:56 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/can-phd-related-expenses-be-deducted-a-phd-is-not-in-hopes-of-getting-promoted-or-change-roles-my/01/45658#M18546 mcarrion9 2019-06-01T00:52:56Z The general rule is: Educational expenses to improve your... https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/the-general-rule-is-educational-expenses-to-improve-your/01/45668#M18548 <P>The general rule is: Educational expenses to improve your current job skills are deductible. But learning a new job is not. From JK Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2013, pg 580: "For a deduction, the courses must be related to your existing job responsibilities and not lead to qualification for a new business.&nbsp;</P><P>This doesn't come up very often because most people come out better with the Lifetime Learning credit or tuition &amp; fees adjustment (“above the line” deduction), rather than taking an itemized deduction subject to the 2% of AGI Threshold. But you can do both if you tuition is more than $10,000.</P><P> <SPAN> <A href="https://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch12.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch12.html</A> <BR /> </SPAN> </P> Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:52:58 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/the-general-rule-is-educational-expenses-to-improve-your/01/45668#M18548 Hal_Al 2019-06-01T00:52:58Z
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