Private School Tax Season: Indiana


Indiana’s individual tax reduction program allows parents to claim tax deductions for private school expenses up to $1,000 per student each year.

Private School Tax Season Indiana pSeveral states have K–12 private school education tax benefits, deductions, or refund programs. Please keep the following in mind:

  1. Enlightium Academy is legally a private school, not a homeschool.
  2. Enlightium Academy is accredited, an important distinction for several states in filing for tax benefits. Enlightium Academy is accredited by AdvancEd and the Association of Christian Schools International. More information can be found here.
  3. This article is intended to act as the first steps in preparing for filing; speak with a tax professional and/or conduct further research before filing.
  4. Laws are subject to change. Please note this article’s publication date.


  • The most practical expense to request a tax deduction for is the tuition, although fees and supplies may be eligible
  • Unlike many other states, there is no income limit for parents

Parent Steps

  1. The Department of Revenue details how parents in Indiana can claim the deduction on their annual state tax return.
  2. Request a Verification of Enrollment from Enlightium Academy.
    1. Counselor approval is required based on attendance compliance.
  3. Collect documentation of the cost of attendance at Enlightium Academy; if needed, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For any other questions about Indiana private school laws (or online school education in general), please call (866) 488-4818, or visit Enlightium Academy is an accredited alternative education option for educating your child from home. Our program offers the comfort of a homeschool education environment and the quality of a private school education curriculum. Enlightium Academy is a private Christian school that offers a Bible-based, flexible, accredited, teacher supported, and affordable education. Enlightium Academy meets all accreditation and state education requirements for the State of Indiana, while neither using the state curriculum or Common Core.

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