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Hawaiiquestion0 waa
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Teacher Job related expenses for partial on line teaching

For 2020, if a teacher is hired to teach at a school but due to the covid pandemic has to hybred teach from home will they be able to claim rental cost and internet at a job related expense.

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rjs
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Level 15

Teacher Job related expenses for partial on line teaching

The tax reform law eliminated the deduction for job-related expenses for years 2018 through 2025.


You can claim the $250 educator expense deduction if you teach K-12 and work at least 900 hours during the school year.

 

DoninGA
Level 15

Teacher Job related expenses for partial on line teaching

For tax year 2020 those would be eligible Teacher (Educator) expenses.

Note that only $250 of Teacher expenses can be entered as an Adjustment to Income on your federal tax return.

Hawaiiquestion0 waa
Returning Member

Teacher Job related expenses for partial on line teaching

Thanks..  where is the criteria reference? Isnt important to distinguish that this was an unsuual circumstance to the hiring process.  Currently, its unclear if teachers will be going back into classroom. Every dollar helps.. what proof do you suggest to support position?

Hawaiiquestion0 waa
Returning Member

Teacher Job related expenses for partial on line teaching

Thanks..  where is the criteria reference? Isnt important to distinguish that this was an unsuual circumstance to the hiring process.  Currently, its unclear if teachers will be going back into classroom. Every dollar helps.. what proof do you suggest to support position?

DoninGA
Level 15

Teacher Job related expenses for partial on line teaching


@Hawaiiquestion0 waa wrote:

Thanks..  where is the criteria reference? Isnt important to distinguish that this was an unsuual circumstance to the hiring process.  Currently, its unclear if teachers will be going back into classroom. Every dollar helps.. what proof do you suggest to support position?


See the instructions for Schedule 1 Line 10 Form 1040 starting on page 84 (Educator Expenses) - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf#page=84

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Teacher Job related expenses for partial on line teaching

@Hawaiiquestion0 waa The tax reform laws that went into effect for 2018 and beyond eliminated job-related expenses as a deduction for W-2 employees on federal returns.  There have been no new tax laws enacted to affect teachers as a special group during the pandemic.  You are still subject to the tax laws passed for 2018 and beyond.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4482873-which-federal-tax-deductions-have-been-suspended-by-tax-re...

 

If you work as a K-12 teacher, you can get the Educator Expense deduction of $250.

 

TEACHER EXPENSES

Go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Employment Expenses>Teacher (Educator) Expenses

 

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc458

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Opus 17
Level 15

Teacher Job related expenses for partial on line teaching


@Hawaiiquestion0 waa wrote:

Thanks..  where is the criteria reference? Isnt important to distinguish that this was an unsuual circumstance to the hiring process.  Currently, its unclear if teachers will be going back into classroom. Every dollar helps.. what proof do you suggest to support position?


The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2018 doubled the standard deduction and took away many of the old itemized deductions, including the itemized deduction for work-related expenses for W-2 employees.  This benefitted many more people than it harmed, and maybe even you, since work-related expenses were only partly deductible, and only if you had enough other itemized deduction to make itemizing better than the standard deduction. 

 

 If you have incurred higher costs, you might ask your employer about reimbursement.  

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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