Updates: RTW’s Email Clarification & Educator Deduction Expanded

RTW’s Email Address Clarification

If you have been trying to email Robbie Terry-Washington, Owner/CEO of RTW Xxact and your emails are bouncing back as undeliverable, please be sure you are using the correct email address. She has two email addresses and they are as follows:

rterrywashington@gmail.com and Info@rtwxxact.com

Her Email is not rterrywashington@rtwxxact.com

Educator Expense Deduction Expanded

Qualifying educators may claim a tax deduction of up to $250 for unreimbursed classroom expenses, even if they do not itemize deductions. If both members of a couple filing jointly work as educators, they may each deduct up to $250, for a maximum possible deduction of $500.

Ordinarily, allowed expenses are limited to standard classroom supplies such as paper, writing utensils, computers, rulers and art supplies. For 2020, however, eligible educators may also include in their deduction certain expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples include the cost of personal protective equipment, sanitizer and cleaning agents purchased after March 12, 2020 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Note, however, that the per-educator deduction limit remains at $250.

Eligible educators generally include K-12 teachers, counselors, principals and aides who worked for at least 900 hours at an elementary and/or secondary school in 2020. The allowed deduction may be reduced for a variety of reasons, including taking tax-free withdrawals from a Coverdell education savings account. A tax professional can help you determine whether you qualify for the Educator Expense Deduction, and the allowed amount of your deduction if so.