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San Diego (talk|edits) said:

5 February 2008
Maybe there is something I do not know about, but is this possible?

94nole (talk|edits) said:

5 February 2008
define school? Post-secondary? Condition for enrollment? Little Johnny in the high school marching band? Don't think so. Daughter at Julliard School of Music College Division and plays the viola? Does it qualify under the definition of education expenses?

BEGooding (talk|edits) said:

February 5, 2008
I doubt it. Where do you draw the line? Supplies for art class, basketballs & baseballs, cheerleading outfits, encyclopedias, backpacks, bicycles for riding to school, pencils & sharpeners, fingerpaints, rugs for naptime etc. etc.

San Diego (talk|edits) said:

5 February 2008
I agree as no, just throwing it out there in case there was something I missed or did not know about.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

5 February 2008
either it is an old wive's tale (young wives don't tell tales?) or a true court case, but I seem to remember hearing something about parents being able to deduct clarinet lessons for little Johnny to correct his overbite. Of course, the lessons were prescribed by the dentist.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

5 February 2008
must be true it's on the internet

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

5 February 2008
On correspondence audit re: 10% penalty for early withdrawal, client showed he used money not only for tuition but for violin used by daughter for prestigious music school [college or post-grad level] and 10% penalty was waived on that amount. This is a different situation here.

San Diego (talk|edits) said:

6 February 2008
Dang it, the dentist did not prescribe these lessons!

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

6 February 2008
why not, his wife is a music teacher

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

February 6, 2008
Let's push that line a little further. I like the part about deducting bikes for riding to school.
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