Do Parents Get Paid to Home School?

Posted on July 30, 2020


A common question that people have who are just researching the home school option is, “Do you get paid to homeschool?” or do you get money for homeschooling?

Let’s take a look:

Do Parents Get Paid to Home School?

Homeschooling your child is a private choice and is not employment. Therefore, parents do not get paid to homeschool their children. However, in some states families may receive a tax credit, deduction, or even a stipend if homeschooling under an umbrella school (like a charter school). Check with your state homeschooling laws if you are interested in those kinds of incentives.

Do you get a tax credit for homeschooling?

Some states do allow tax credits or deductions, but the laws are very specific and always changing. You cannot deduct homeschool supplies on your taxes. According to the IRS, those deductions are reserved for higher education beyond high school.


How much does it cost to home school?

Does the government pay for homeschooling?

No. The government does not pay for homeschooling and your family is responsible for the expenses associated with home school. However, there are public schools who have schooling from home. Because this is still public school (just completing the courses at home), the costs are covered the same was as any public school.

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