Starting in 2022 teachers are getting a bigger tax break from the IRS about deducting classroom supplies.
Starting on tax returns for 2022 (what you’ll file in 2023) educators can deduct up to $300 of their expenses that were not reimbursed. If two teachers are married and file a joint return the limit on deductions rises to $600.
For 2021 the limit was $250 ($500 for teacher couples) so this is a real boost for teachers.
Here are some expenses teachers can deduct:
Professional fees and course fees
Books and supplies
Covid-19 protection items used in classrooms
Computer equipment and software
Other classroom supplies
This is real help for teachers. But if teachers need more help suggest they check out our help about tax relief.