Question by  sathu85 (19)

Can you write off tuition for a trade school on your taxes?

I am going to a trade school in order to better my skills and would like to write off the expense of school on my taxes.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

There is a certain amount you can write off, as well as equipment, transportation etc. Make a quick call to the IRS, believe it or not, they are VERY helpful.


Answer by  patti (29325)

You can write off tuition only if you were required by your employer to go to school. If the decision was your, it is not tax deductible.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Trade school, if classes are taken toward a degree or employment certification, are deductible as an education expense on your tax return. Do expect to have to justify what certificate you are earning.

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