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What is the Maryland Quality Teacher Incentive Credit?

If you are a qualified Maryland teacher, you may be able to claim a credit against your state tax liability for tuition paid for graduate-level courses that are required to maintain certification. Each spouse that qualifies may claim this credit.

You qualify if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You currently hold a standard professional certificate or advanced professional certificate.
  • You are employed by a county/city board of education in Maryland, a state or local correctional facility, or a juvenile correctional facility.
  • You teach in a public school or qualified facility and receive a satisfactory performance.
  • You successfully complete the courses with a grade of B or better.
  • You have not been fully reimbursed by the state/county/city for these expenses. Only the unreimbursed portion qualifies for the credit.

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