Professional skills certification expenses are only deductible if they maintain or improve your skills or meet legal or employer requirements for you to maintain your current employment status or pay level. Accordingly, if you are pursuing your CFA or certifications in other professional skills in order to begin a new career or position, the costs will generally not be deductible.
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