Did you know that almost all of your CEA/AEA/NEA dues can be claimed as a tax deduction? Don’t forget this important money-saving deduction when you file your taxes!
Most members use payroll deduction to pay their dues, which means they paid dues for two different school years (spring of 2016-2017 and fall of 2017-2018) in the 2017 tax year. If you are a full-time teacher who used payroll deduction (or monthly or semi-monthly bank or credit card charges) to pay your dues for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school year, you can claim a $572.13 deduction on your 2017 tax return.
Some members choose to pay their dues in one lump sum instead, which means they paid dues for the entire 2017-2018 school year in 2017. If you are a full-time teacher who paid all of your 2017-2018 dues in 2017, you can claim a $579.96 deduction on your 2017 tax return.
For more details, consult our 2017 Tax Information document. These two scenarios cover the vast majority of our members, but members in unique situations (hired in 2017, work part time, joined in the middle of the school year, etc.) need to determine their own deduction amount. These members are encouraged to check their bank statement and/or pay stubs to see how much they actually paid in dues in 2017, and use our 2017 Tax Information document to help calculate their deduction amount. These members can also contact Paul Tristan at AEA for more information.