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Education Expenses for Self Employed

My wife is a licensed massage therapist and attended many courses in 2018 to enhance her skills and learn new techniques.  Can these educational expenses ($8K) be deducted?  She is self-employed with no employees.  Where is the best place to enter this deduction to maximize a refund?



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Education Expenses for Self Employed

Yes, your wife can deduct the education expenses since they were for education that maintains or improves her occupation. She would deduct them as her self-employment expenses. Please see details here if you'd like to read them. 

Good luck with her business!