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I am a teacher. Can I deduct the fee I had to pay for a required criminal background check?

 
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JohnW15
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I am a teacher. Can I deduct the fee I had to pay for a required criminal background check?

Unfortunately, you can't claim a deduction for a background check for these purposes.  It's a job-related expense, and job-related expenses are no longer deductible under the new law.  Please see the TurboTax FAQ "Can employees deduct any job-related expenses?" below for more information. 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3300622


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JohnW15
Intuit Alumni

I am a teacher. Can I deduct the fee I had to pay for a required criminal background check?

Unfortunately, you can't claim a deduction for a background check for these purposes.  It's a job-related expense, and job-related expenses are no longer deductible under the new law.  Please see the TurboTax FAQ "Can employees deduct any job-related expenses?" below for more information. 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3300622


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