Without writing a complete novel in this post I will try to summate the circumstances. I have within this year worked as contractor who doesn’t reimburse for IT certifications. I transitioned from the Help Desk into the role of Windows System administrator and within that time I worked towards and earned the MCSE certification.
Since I paid out of pocket without reimbursement from the employer would it be possible to claim the cost of the exams as a tax write off for career development to which the position I held Windows Systems Administrator.Has anyone indeed done this in the past and is it possible? The best resource information I have found so far is the following link: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch12.html