Short answer: the tuition is not “deductible,” but some of the tuition might qualify for the Iowa “Tuition and Textbook Credit.”
For years, I have told my clients that they couldn’t take the Iowa Tuition & Textbook Credit if they sent their kids to a private religious school. Iowa law states that the credit can not be taken for tuition expenses related to the teaching of religious doctrines. A client challenged me on this, and I now see that I was wrong.
The Iowa tuition and textbook credit is a tax credit available on Iowa tax returns for qualifying expenses paid for K-12 education of a taxpayers’ dependents. Almost any expense counts toward the credit. I went into more detail in this blog post from 2013. I generally tell people that only expenses paid to a public […]
NOTE: I wrote this post in 2012, so be aware of its age. The content of the post is still accurate, as this credit is still available in Iowa, with the same rules. —– As you head out to shop for back-to-school supplies, make sure to keep your receipts because many Iowans will qualify for […]
Note: I wrote this post in 2012, so be aware of its age. The post references the Southeast Polk bus fee as “recently” happening but keep in mind this would have been in 2012. The rest of the information in the post is still accurate all these years later. —– The Southeast Polk School District […]