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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.

MAXIMUM CLAIMABLE AMOUNTS

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

  • Primary school — Up to $780 of expenses (education tax refund of up to $390).
  • Secondary school — Up to $1,558 of expenses (education tax refund of up to $779).

MORE: See the frequently asked questions or access the Education Tax Refund calculator.

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