Education Tax Refund 2011

You can claim the Education Tax Refund (ETR) each financial year for a child who meets the schooling requirement.

You can claim 50% of eligible education expenses up to the maximum amounts. For the 2010–11 financial year, the maximum amounts are:

  • $794 for each primary school child. You can claim a maximum refund of $397 for each primary school child you have, and
  • $1,588 for each secondary school child. You can claim a maximum refund of $794 for each secondary school child.
If you care for a child full time and are eligible to claim the ETR, you can claim the full maximum claimable amounts for each of your children who meet the schooling requirement.

Shared care:
If you share care of a child, the amount you can claim under the ETR depends on your share of the shared care percentage for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A for that child.

If you share the care of a child with someone who is not your current partner and a payment was made for that child that prevented you receiving FTB Part A, you will need to calculate your ETR based on the percentage of nights during the year that the child was in your care.

Helpful links:

==> Items that can be claimed

==> Independent primary or secondary student

==> ETR calculator

==> FAQ's

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