Teachers have been able to deduct up to $250 from their taxable income for non reimbursed classroom expenses. If both spouses are teachers, the deduction increases to $500.
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Senator Richard Blumenthal, who has been railing against the GOP plan since it was announced, calls this “regressive” and part of the way the GOP plan helps to fund tax cuts for the most wealthy.
Web Extra: Connecticut educators and Senator Blumenthal discuss the GOP plan
News 8’s Mark Davis is speaking with Senator Blumenthal today, and will have a full report coming up on News 8 at 5:00