Updated November 12th 2013

Families who are eligible to receive Family Tax Benefit Part A are reminded that they are also able to take advantage of the ‘education tax refund’ for back-to-school expenses incurred. Parents are able to claim 50% of eligible school expenses up to a maximum refund of $794 for high school and $397 for primary school children. Expenses which may be claimed include:

  • Computers, laptops and other computer related hardware
  • Educational software including word processing software
  • Costs of establishing and maintaining an internet connection
  • Textbooks and other paper based learning material
  • Prescribed tools of trade