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Itemized Deductions, Standard Deductions - Autos, Computers, Electronic Devices (Listed Property)

  1. My university required each incoming freshman to come to school with their own computer. Is there any way to deduct the cost of the computer from my tax liability?

Rev. date: 08/04/2012

My university required each incoming freshman to come to school with their own computer. Is there any way to deduct the cost of the computer from my tax liability?

The cost of a personal computer is generally a personal expense that is not deductible.