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To be deductible, your expenses must be for education that (1) maintains or improves your job skills, or (2) is required by your employer or by law to keep your salary, status or job. However, even if the education meets either of these tests, the education cannot be part of a program that will qualify you for a new trade or business, or needed to meet the minimal educational requirements of your trade or business.
So, if your education meets the criteria as discussed above than you can deduct the education expense as unreimbursed employee business expense on Sch A
Expenses that can be deducted include:
ok so would the government think that increasing my professionalism and knowledge in my field of criminal justice an acceptable justification you think?
I do not think as this tuition may not be required if you were to serve as a police officer. It would qualify you for a higher level professional job.
ok i understand.
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