Education Tax Refund from the Australian government.

This year we have another bonus coming our way. An Education tax refund for items that we purchase for our children’s education. This education tax refund lets you claim up to 50% of eligible education expenses for school children.

Who is eligible for this education tax refund?

  • If you care for a child that attends either primary or secondary school.
  • If you receive FTB (family tax benefit) part A.

Here are some more links with detailed information.

What can you claim on the education tax refund?

  • laptop computers and home computers
  • computer-related equipment such as printers, USB flash drives, as well as disability aids to assist in the use of computer equipment for students with special needs
  • computer repairs
  • home internet connections
  • computer software for educational use
  • school textbooks and other printed learning material, including prescribed textbooks, associated learning materials, study guides and stationery, and
  • prescribed trade tools for secondary school trade courses.

More information below..

School uniforms are not included.

Examples of what you can buy to get up to 50% back on the education tax refund:

  • You can buy your child a laptop or a desktop computer.
  • You can buy a printer, usb stick, printer paper, printer ink.
  • Prescribe school books.
  • Educational software.

What can you claim for a primary school student?

You can claim up to $375 for a primary school student.

What can you claim for a secondary school student?

You can claim up to $750 for a secondary school student…Therefore in order to claim up to $750 you will need at least $1500 worth of buying receipts.


Make sure you keep all of your educational reciepts. Even if you replace a pencil case, rubbers, books, keep them all…

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