Tax time is coming. Some CEA members may be able to deduct a portion of their union dues on their income tax returns. These are considered unreimbursed employee expenses and may be deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040) Line 21.
This type of deduction is subject to a minimum: It must amount to more than 2 percent of your adjusted gross income. Consult IRS Publication 529 for more details. Visit www.irs.gov. Search for “union dues.”
The table above shows your deduction for NEA, OEA and CEA dues for the 2011 tax year.