All Things Tax

All Things Tax

Like the title says, from the filing process and tax questions to tax policy and reform, you can search and share All Things Tax here. This is the place to find answers to all your general questions that don't fall under the other categories. And just a reminder: questions about software or online filing should be posted in DIY Products.

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Pioneer
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-30-2014

Exam Fee for PMP Certification-Is this work expense or school fee?

Can someone tell me how the fee to take a certifcation exam should be categorized?  I am a project manager and I just took my formal exam back in June.  Would this be an education expense or a work expense?

Associate (Neighbor)
Posts: 849
Registered: ‎01-22-2014

Re: Exam Fee for PMP Certification-Is this work expense or school fee?

Good Afternoon and welcome to the Community.  Try this link and see if it helps you with that decision.  http://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch27.html

Cindy Kowalski
Senior Tax Advisor 5
24 years experience
Associate (Council Member)
Posts: 539
Registered: ‎01-20-2014

Re: Exam Fee for PMP Certification-Is this work expense or school fee?

PMP is a major certification for project managers.

 

So, the question really boils down to 'did you need this for your current job or are you trying to get a different job?'

 

If you're changing jobs or meeting the bare minimum for a profession, it's an educational expense.

 

Tax Specialist I and Brevet Assistant Manager, Downtown Plaza H&R Block
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