Tax Deductions for Educators
CalEITC might also enable you to qualify for the Young Child and Foster Youth tax credits. For the former, you may qualify for up to $1,083 cash back if you had a child under the age of 6 at the end of the tax year. Learn more here.
For Foster Youth tax credits, you may qualify for up to $1,083 cash back if you were in California foster care when age 13 or older. Learn more here.
In addition, a higher educator expense tax deduction means that some educators can deduct more for classroom supplies when they file their 2022 federal returns. Learn more here.
April: Autism Acceptance Month
National Poetry Month in April
Click here for activities, initiatives and resources to join the celebration, including 30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month in the classroom.
And be sure to get your free copy of the 2023 National Poetry Month poster here (a cropped version above). The poster was designed by Marc Brown, creator of the Arthur book and PBS television series. and incorporates an excerpted line from the poem “Carrying” by U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón.
Know Your Legal Rights and Benefits
The California Educator magazine’s Legal Beat column appears in every issue and features essential member information on topics such as CTA’s Group Legal Services (GLS) Program, school layoffs and how to protect yourself, your Weingarten rights (a right to union representation during an investigatory interview), and more.
Look for a column on contract enforcement in the upcoming April/May issue. All columns are written by CTA staff attorneys.