• Is my scholarship taxable?

    This is an interactive decision tool that will assist you to determine if your non-government scholarship is taxable.

    This tool does not deal with Commonwealth education or training payments such as Austudy, ABSTUDY, and Assistance for Isolated Children or Youth Allowance. These payments are not scholarships. However, some of them may be exempt from tax under other provisions of the income tax law.

    Some scholarships, bursaries, grants and awards - including education benefits provided under a friendly society scholarship plan - are taxable. If you are not sure about a payment contact the organisation that paid you.

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    Last modified: 20 Jun 2017QC 17076