Ortiz Plans to Introduce Legislation to Permit Teacher Expense Deductions

September 28, 2017

Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Kings) plans on introducing legislation to require school administrators to inform all teachers in elementary, middle and high school that they are entitled to take a federal tax educator expense deduction from their annual tax returns.

"We must ensure that our hard-working teachers know about their ability to deduct expenses for supplies they purchase for their classrooms, "said Ortiz. “Too many teachers have not been made aware of this federal deduction."