Where do I enter my textbook expenses?

Textbook Expenses


You can claim a deduction for your textbook expenses by referring to the following steps.

  1. Towards the top of the page, click the third tab titled “Deductions.”
  2. Under the title, “Check all that apply,” check the box titled, “Expenses related to Self-Education.”
  3. Click the green box towards the bottom of the page titled, “Save & Go.”
  4. On the page titled, “Self-Education,” click on the orange box titled, “Add New Record.”
  5. Enter your information in the provided fields.

  1. Select an option that relates most to your situation for the section titled, “Please select one of the following that best describes the majority of the self-education expenses.”
  2. Under the section titled “Expenses Related to the Course or Program,” select a description from the drop-down menu that most relate to your situation and an amount to correspond.
  3. Click on the orange box titled, “Add,” after each description and amount entered.

  1. Under the section titled, “Items to Depreciate (e.g. Computer, Tools, etc.),” click the button titled, “Add New Record.”
  2. On the page titled, “Depreciation Deduction,” enter your information in the provided fields.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click the blue box titled, “Click Here To Calculate Your Deduction.” Your self-education expense deduction total will appear.
  4. Click the green box titled, “Save & Go.”

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