The Australian Government is helping you with the costs of educating your kids.
The Education Tax Refund provides up to 50% back on a range of children's education expenses.
In the 2011-12 tax year your refund could be as much as $409 for primary kids and $818 for secondary students.Browse our products to find things for your child/children's education.
The Education Tax Refund (ETR) helps with the cost of educating primary and secondary school children. Eligible parents, carers, legal guardians and independent students are able to get money back on education expenses. These include items like computers, educational software, textbooks and stationery. You may get 50% of your money back.
If you get Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A, you probably are eligible for the ETR. There are also some payments that prevent you from receiving FTB Part A, but which still entitle you to receive the refund. You can also claim the refund if you are an independent student.
If you have to lodge a tax return, you can claim the ETR at item T6 in your 2011 individual tax return.
If you do not have to lodge a tax return for 2010ĘC11, you can claim the ETR on the Education Tax Refund for individuals 2011 claim form available from the Tax Office from 1 July 2011 by:
You can lodge your completed ETR claim by:
You can either get your refund as an electronic payment into your bank account or as a cheque.
If you lodge your tax return through a tax agent, ask them to claim on your behalf. You will need to show your tax agent the receipts for eligible education expenses.
For more information. See http://www.educationtaxrefund.gov.au/