How to reduce your taxes as a teacher
Are you a K-12 teacher? Did you work at least 900 hours in a state certified public or private school last year? If you answer “yes” to both of those questions, you qualify for the Educator Expense Deduction.
Worth up to $250, the deduction applies to expenses such as paper, posters, paint, books, and any other supplies you buy for the classroom. If you teach physical education, you can also write off athletic equipment that you purchase for your classes.
If you are a teacher, make sure you are taking the $250 educator deduction.