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Justin is a new teacher and has spent quite a bit of money out of his own pocket for classroom expenses for his third grade students.

22. Justin is a new teacher and has spent quite a bit of money out of his own pocket for classroom expenses for his third grade students. He asks his tax preparer if he's able to deduct any of these expenses. How much is he able to deduct, if any, and where does he report this amount on his tax return? Justin uses the filing status of Single on his return.


a) The money Justin has spent out-of-pocket is not deductible.

b) Justin can report all of his educator expenses as an adjustment to income on Form 1040, line 23.

c) Justin can report up to $250 as an adjustment to income on Form 1040, line 23.

d) Justin can report up to $250 as an adjustment to income on Form 1040, line 23 and anything over this amount can be reported on Schedule A, line 21 as an unreimbursed employee expense.

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