Education Tax Refund

Eligible parents, carers, legal guardians, and independent students can claim up to 50% from the Education Tax Refund to help meet the costs of educating their primary and secondary school children.

You can claim each year and there are also refunds for resources which improve educational outcomes (eg computers, educational software, textbooks, stationary).

Eligibility

The following persons are eligible:

  • A person who is entitled to receive Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A for a child undertaking primary or secondary school studies.
  • A person with a child undertaking primary or secondary school studies who receives a payment for the child that prevents them from receiving FTB Part A for the child.
  • Independent students in primary or secondary school.

Maximim Claimable Amounts

You can claim the following maximum amounts for each eligible child:

2010-11 Income Year

  • Primary school — Up to $794 of expenses (education tax refund of up to $397).
  • Secondary school — Up to $1,588 of expenses (education tax refund of up to $794).

Give us a ring and we can get together and discuss the eligability criteria. It doesn’t hurt to talk.
Ring the office on (03) 9585 7555 and ask for Noel or Amanda, orcontact us by email