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Teachers won't be able to deduct what they spend on students' supplies under tax bill

By: CORBETT SMITH, Dallas Morning News
November 9, 2017 Updated: November 10, 2017 at 7:35 am
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As Republicans march forward on a massive overhaul of the nation’s tax system, classroom teachers could end up feeling the pinch.

The “educator expense deduction” is among the items that House GOP leaders have proposed to eliminate in order to simplify the tax system. 

The write-off allows teachers and administrators to deduct $250 for out-of-pocket expenses used in their classrooms and schools: items such as books, school supplies, decorations and computer software. Professional development expenses are also included in the deduction, which was made permanent by Congress in 2015.

“The elimination of the tax [deduction] for teachers who spend money out of their own pockets for supplies is a big blow,” said Steven Poole, the executive director of United Educators Association of Texas, an independent association representing more than 23,000 public school employees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

Read more at dallasnews.com.

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