We do pay school taxes that most of us don't use.
Then again, good schools make for good property prices.
I would like to be able to maybe get a tax credit for supplies. Even if it was just limited to actual *school* supplies and curriculum.
I see the pros and cons to but sides of the debate. Where do you stand?
by kirbymomJanuary 16 at 4:35 PM
Oh my. I have never really thought about it before now. I would have to sit and ponder this first before I can make any kind of an opinion. But that is a good question mem. :)
After having thought about this question, I decided that yes, I think home schoolers should get a tak break of some kind but I also realized that the question wasn't about how or what to do, to get the tax credit. It was just "Do you believe we should get credit".
So my answer then based on the last staement I made is...Yes, I believe we should get some kind of tax credit.
But like usmom stated..if they were offering a tax credit, would it be worth it? My answer to that is NO. Anything from the government should be and will be suspect. imho
January 16 at 4:47 PM
We use a Charter school - so I get mine back :)
I know our government & you can bet your A@@ they would have all kinds of stipulations & requirements to get that money & then you would be restricted in where & how the money was used (think Cafeteria plane AKA Benny cards here). Even if you are in the camp of "testing & reporting is good because it keeps you honest" it wouldn't stop there it would get more & more restricting to the point where it would just be easier to put kids in PS (which is what the government wants any ways so that they can control the information learned by the masses)
Not that I have an opinion or have put a lot of thought in to this or anything LOL.
by Dawn07January 16 at 5:46 PM
I would like to get a tax break for books and supplies. My aunt gets a tax break for school supplies for her public schooled daughter, so why can't I? Now that being said you would know the goverment would be all up in the middle of it and trying to control it.
I was told that in our state you can turn your school reciepts in and get some of that back. I haven't done it and havent seen another homeschool family do it to know if it's true. Guess I'll find out soon.
January 16 at 5:48 PM
I guess it depends on how difficult they make it to try to claim the tax break. If it comes with lots of stipulations, I'm not sure if it would be worth the hassle. If not, then I think I'd like to see a credit of some kind since we're not putting our full burden on the system.
by wunderwifeyJanuary 16 at 6:07 PM
why would PS families get tax credit and HS families not???? We have claimed both my educational expenses and the kids'.
by oredebJanuary 16 at 7:08 PM
i stand against paying for public schools(property taxes) if ya dont have a child using it,
and i'd take the tax break or cut but it all depends on what i have to do to get it!