A tax deduction may reduce your taxable income, possibly resulting in a larger income tax refund.
Deduction for Elementary and Secondary School Tuition
This deduction applies to 100 percent of tuition and fees paid to a nonpublic elementary or secondary school, up to $5,000 per dependent. It applies also to the following expenses:
Purchase of school uniforms required by schools for general day-to-day use
Purchase of textbooks, curricula, or other instructional materials required by schools
Purchase of school supplies required by schools
Deduction for Fees and Other Educational Expenses for a Quality Public Education
This deduction applies to 50 percent of the amount paid for eligible expenses, up to $5,000 per dependent. Eligible expenses include:
Purchases of school uniforms required by the school for general day-to-day use
Purchases of textbooks, curricula, or other instructional materials required by the school
Purchases of school supplies required by the school
Deduction for Certain Educational Expenses for Home-schooled Children
This deduction applies to 50 percent of eligible expenses, up to $5,000 per dependent. Eligible expenses include textbooks and curricula necessary for home-schooling.
Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/schooldeduction for more information.