Taxes & Other Tips:
Spend, Save, &
Play Nice Nice
LA Faculty Guild: Perks for Adjuncts
April 28, 2014
Spend! Classroom-related Expenses?
Adjusted Gross Income, #23
Educator expenses, books, supplies,
computers, hardware, software, ink, or
other educational material important to
teaching. Up to $250 would be subtracted
directly from your income.
Love, Love Credits!
o Credits vs deductions
o Credits are straight subtractions to your
Student loan payments getting you down?
6+ units of classes = halftime
Defer your government subsidized student
loans @ 0% interest
You can still make payments, but without
paying interest to Sallie Mae
Save! Saver’s Credit for Retirement
403B – pre-tax voluntary retirement plan
through the LACCD
I contribute every paycheck in addition to
Calstrs, & receive $2-500 tax credit each tax
Up to $2000, but generally from $2-500 for me
Spend & Play Nice Nice!
Networking has benefits.
Colleagues refer each other
Chairs talk to each other
Publishers contact me for
o text reviews,
o Networking dinners
o Write text companion teaching material
I have a business – taxes more complicated
Job market got you down?
Guild Sponsored EDD Workshops
California’s EDD (Employment Development
Department) Offers Up to $450/week or up to
$8K/year in unemployment benefits when you
fall unemployed or underemployed
o LA Harbor (May 29th, Thursday)
o LA Pierce College (June 2, Wednesday)