Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
panthers7592
New Member

How do I apply for an educator credit?

 
3 Replies
GiseleD
Expert Alumni

How do I apply for an educator credit?

Are you looking for the educator expenses adjustment/deduction? 

 

Eligible educators can deduct up to $250 (per spouse) of qualified out-of-pocket expenses paid in 2019. Neither spouse can deduct more than $250 of his or her own qualified expenses. Eligible educators include kindergarten through grade 12 teachers, instructors, counselors, principals, or aides in a school for at least 900 hours during a school year. Qualified expenses include books, supplies, equipment (including computer equipment and software), other materials used in the classroom, and professional development courses related to the curriculum taught by the educator. No deduction is allowed if the expenses are reimbursed by the employer and not included in box 1, Form W-2. Learn more in IRS Publication 17.

 

To enter this in TurboTax:

  • Click the magnifying glass icon in the upper right of your screen and enter educator expenses deduction.
  • Next, click the link that says Jump to educator expenses deduction.
  • Follow the guidance to enter these expenses.
**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
rotab
New Member

How do I apply for an educator credit?

My husband and I are both educators and we have entered $250 each for teacher educator expenses, but then when it shows me the teacher summary of only $250…..

JohnW222
Expert Alumni

How do I apply for an educator credit?

Try this in TurboTax Online:

Go to Tax Tools.

Go to Tools.

Go to Topic Search and type in "educator expenses."

Select "educator expenses", and click GO.

This will take you to the interview where you can enter your relevant information.

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v