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Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 for pc download See Education Expenses in chapter 2. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 for pc download   You can also deduct the cost of your own education (including certain related travel) related to your trade or business. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 for pc download You must be able to show the education maintains or improves skills required in your trade or business, or that it is required by law or regulations, for keeping your license to practice, status, or job. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 for pc download For example, an attorney can deduct the cost of attending Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes that are required by the state bar association to maintain his or her license to practice law. 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