October 2020 Volume VIII


The purpose of Kappa Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business pursuing associate degrees. To encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.


Deductions for Teachers

School may look a little different this year, but eligible teachers can still deduct certain unreimbursed expenses on their tax return next year.

The taxpayer must be a kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, instructor, counselor, principal, or aide. They must also work at least 900 hours a school year in a school that provides elementary or secondary education as determined under state law.

Educators can deduct up to $250 of trade or business expenses that were not reimbursed. As teachers prepare for the school year, they should remember to keep receipts after making any purchase to support claiming this deduction.

Examples of expenses the educator can deduct include:

· Professional development course fees

· Books

· Supplies

· Computer equipment, including related software and services

· Other equipment and materials used in the classroom

* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.

Tip adapted from IRS.gov

The Health Benefits of Writing

Tomorrow is National Day on Writing! This national holiday was designated by The National Council of Teachers of English and is used to celebrate writing, storytelling, and creativity. Even if you're not a writer, everyone can enjoy the potential health benefits of this therapeutic hobby.