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tax tips for

TEACHERS

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Tax Tips for Teachers.

Thank you to all our dedicated Teachers! We know this year has been difficult, so avoid your TAXiety and let Liberty help you file your taxes.

 You are an eligible educator if

  • You are a kindergarten teacher, instructor, counselor, principal, or aide kindergarten through grade 12
  • You worked at least 900 hours during the school year
  • You are in a school that provides elementary or secondary education as determined under state law

 As you know, most teachers pay out-of-pocket for supplies that will help set their students. Doing this all year long can add up fast. Fortunately, eligible educators may be able to offset qualified expenses.

 Expenses for COVID-19 Protective Items

  • Face masks.
  • Disinfectant for use against COVID-19.
  • Hand soap.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Disposable gloves.
  • Tape, paint or chalk to guide social distancing.
  • Physical barriers, such as clear plexiglass.
  • Air purifiers.
  • Other items recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be used for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

Other Qualified Expenses

  • Professional development courses
  • Books
  • Supplies
  • Computer equipment including related software and services
  • Supplementary materials

If you’re a health or physical education teacher, you can expense athletic supplies like whistles, stopwatches, dodgeballs and most other items necessary for your job.

Having TAXiety? We Have the Answers.

It’s no secret — taxes can be a challenge to understand. If preparing for this year’s tax season gives you TAXiety, don’t hesitate — schedule an appointment with your local Liberty Tax Practitioner. Let the tax pros at Liberty Tax be your tax resource.

Ready to tackle your taxes? Y​ou can start your return by downloading our app from the Apple App or Google Playstores or utilizing our virtual tax pro.

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