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What homeschool education expenses don't qualify for the Illinois Education Expense Credit?

Education expenses that don't qualify for a credit include the amount of:

  • Expenses paid to purchase items that are not significantly used up during the student's participation in the class (e.g., non-consumable textbooks, flash cards, wall maps, calculators, etc.).
  • Expenses paid to purchase an item that will remain the personal property of the student, parent, or legal guardian at the end of the school year (e.g., payments made toward the purchase of a band instrument or athletic equipment).
  • Mileage or travel expenses paid to travel to school, lab activities, or field trips.
  • Expenses paid for tutoring or enrichment classes that do not count toward meeting the required curriculum.

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