Educator Expense Deduction for 2023

Some educators can deduct expenses for classroom supplies when they file their federal returns. Here's how much you can claim.

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Studies show that nearly 94% of teachers pay for their own classroom supplies. Last year, teachers planned to spend on average about $864 of their own money to support classroom learning. 

With that in mind and since tax season is here, it's good to know the educator expense tax deduction amount for 2023.

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor,

As the senior tax editor at, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.