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spencerlaura
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Forgot to mark my wife as educator and get $250 deduction. She is a tutor and home schools kids Already got our refund. Is it too late to get this applied?

 
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MinhT
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Forgot to mark my wife as educator and get $250 deduction. She is a tutor and home schools kids Already got our refund. Is it too late to get this applied?

As a home school teacher, she has to be recognized by state law to be eligible for the educator deduction.

The IRS says (see this IRS document https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc458:(

You're an eligible educator if, for the tax year you're a kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, instructor, counselor, principal or aide for at least 900 hours a school year in a school that provides elementary or secondary education as determined under state law.

If you determine that she is eligible, then you can amend your tax return to claim the deduction:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565




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MinhT
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Forgot to mark my wife as educator and get $250 deduction. She is a tutor and home schools kids Already got our refund. Is it too late to get this applied?

As a home school teacher, she has to be recognized by state law to be eligible for the educator deduction.

The IRS says (see this IRS document https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc458:(

You're an eligible educator if, for the tax year you're a kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, instructor, counselor, principal or aide for at least 900 hours a school year in a school that provides elementary or secondary education as determined under state law.

If you determine that she is eligible, then you can amend your tax return to claim the deduction:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565




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