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Tax Write Offs: Benefits for Higher Education

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

Small businesses that provide their workforce with educational benefits may be able to fully deduct the associated costs of offering this perk. Tax-deductible education expenses include everything from continuing education to courses intended to provide workers with advanced professional licenses.

Percentage deductible: 100%

Eligibility: Deductible education costs must add value to the business and increase the workforce’s expertise and skills.

Example deductions:

  • Classes and workshops intended to improve skills in the business’s field

  • Subscriptions to professional publications

  • Industry relevant seminars and webinars

  • School tuition

  • Online web development course

  • Real estate license renewal

Special considerations:

  • Educational expenses that qualify employees for a different trade are exempt. Courses necessary to meet the minimum education requirement are also exempt from tax deduction.

Check out the link below for a list of other tax deductions you can claim this tax season!

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Osterhaus, E. (2021, February 1). Complete list of small business tax deductions (2021). QuickBooks. Retrieved December 16, 2021, from



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