EDUCATION TAX REFUND

Updated November 12th 2013

A reminder that you may be eligible for the Education Tax Refund (ETR) if you are eligible to receive Family Tax Benefit Part A and have children undertaking primary or secondary school studies. Education expenses which are eligible to be included in the 50% rebate are as follows:

  • School approved uniforms
  • Laptops, home computers and associated running costs
  • Computer related equipment such as printers & USB’s
  • Home internet connection
  • Computer software such as word processing
  • Textbooks and other paper based learning materials
  • Tools of trade when completing a school based apprenticeship

The threshold for the ETR is $794 per primary student and $1,588 per secondary student which will result in $397 and $794 refunds respectively.