UFT offices are open this summer
The UFT will be open to serve members on a modified schedule throughout the summer.
Tax deduction for educators increases to $300
Eligible educators can deduct from their federal income taxes up to $300 of unreimbursed expenses from 2022 for books, supplies, computer equipment and other materials they use in the classroom. The agency raised the deduction from $250 to $300 for tax year 2022.
Pre-tax transit limits increase for 2023
The city Office of Payroll Administration has informed the UFT that the monthly pre-tax limit for commuter benefits has increased from $280 to $300, the new IRS limit.
Jan. 13 is the deadline to use your Teacher’s Choice funds
You should submit your receipts for Teacher's Choice purchases made between Aug. 1, 2022, and Jan. 13, 2023, along with the Teacher’s Choice Accountability Form detailing your purchases, by Jan. 17, 2023, to your payroll secretary.
Use the union’s advocacy tool to help English language learners
UFT members can use the union’s English language learners complaint form to advocate for English language learners.
Teacher’s Choice for 2022-23 school year
Thanks to the union’s advocacy, UFT-represented educators will be reimbursed for some out-of-pocket expenses through Teacher’s Choice at the same levels as the previous school year. Teachers will once again receive about $250.