C. asks from Forest Park, IL on March 23, 2010
C.C. answers from Fresno on March 23, 2010
Otherwise, no, private school tuition is not tax-deductible for the same reasons the payments on your new Mercedes are not tax-deductible - it's considered a luxury since there are public schools your child could attend. (Even though let's face it, at least where I live nobody in their right mind would send their kid to a public school unless they had no other choice!)
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B.K. answers from Chicago on March 23, 2010
Yes. Every year I get a statement from our school titled "qualified education expenses" and I give it to my accountant. I would think your school would provide that for you.
J.T. answers from Dallas on March 23, 2010
D.N. answers from Chicago on March 23, 2010
You can claim any after school care or preschool afor child care. If your child is in Kindergarten, you can claim it in a space on the State tax.
J.C. answers from Chicago on March 23, 2010
My accountant ( we have been going to for 16 yrs) asked me if our kids were in private school because a part of it may be tax deductible but i dont recall exactly what...therefore it would be in your best interest to contact an accountant
C.H. answers from San Antonio on March 23, 2010
My kids have been in private school from Day 1 and unfortunately we have not been able to claim the tuition on taxes.