Qualified expenses are amounts you paid or incurred for books, supplies, computer equipment (including related software and services), other equipment, and supplementary materials that you use in the classroom.
how to keep receipts organized
If you order classroom items online, fear not! An email folder system works wonders for easily keeping track of school receipts. In my inbox, I have a folder designated for each tax year. Any time I get an e-receipt that will be used for tax purposes, I simply move the confirmation email into that folder. Then, it's available for easy reference when it's time to do our taxes and I can open the folder, print what I need, and be done!
Maybe you've been buying tons of school items and have already lost track of your receipts. Fear not! It's never too late to start. Find what you can, and make it a goal to start keeping them filed from this point forward. When 2017 rolls around and it's time to file those taxes, you'll be glad you did!