Which Educator Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

Which Educator Expenses Are Tax Deductible and Which are Not?

Teachers and other educators should remember that they can deduct certain unreimbursed expenses such as classroom supplies, training, and travel — even when schools switched to hybrid or remote learning models during the pandemic last spring. Deducting these expenses helps reduce the amount of tax owed when filing a tax return.

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New Guides For Meal & Entertainment Tax Deductions

Have you missed partying and having business meals with your prospects, customers, and employees? Well, get ready to start again. Soon, COVID-19 will be behind us, and that could be just a few short months away! To help you get …

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Deduct 100% of Your Employee Recreation and Parties

You take Bill, your best customer, to the local country club and treat him to 18 holes of golf. The golf produces a zero deduction.

Compare this.

You take your employees and their spouses and children to the local country club, where they play golf and tennis; swim; and enjoy lunch, dinner, and snacks.

The cost of the country club meals and activity produces a 100 percent tax deduction.1

In this article, you will learn the following:

  • What it takes to qualify an employee party for the 100 percent deduction
  • What types of employee entertainment qualify for this 100 percent deduction
  • How tax law defines entertainment that’s primarily for the benefit of employees

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Saving for Education: Understanding 529 Plans

Many parents are looking for ways to save for their child’s education, and a 529 Plan is an excellent way to do so. Even better is that thanks to the passage of tax reform legislation in 2017, 529 plans are now available to parents wishing to save for their child’s K-12 education as well as college (two and four-year programs) or vocational school.

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Deductions for Food or Beverages From Restaurants

Beginning January 1, 2021, and extending through December 31, 2022, businesses can claim 100% of their food or beverage expenses paid to restaurants as long as the business owner (or an employee of the business) is present when food or beverages are provided, and the expense is not lavish or extravagant under the circumstances.

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