Show download pdf controls
  • IT8 Number of dependent children 2018

    Did you have any dependent children?


    Write 0 at D item IT8, then go to Spouse details – married or de facto 2018, or return to main menu Individual tax return instructions 2018.


    Read on.

    For this question, regardless of their income, a dependent child is your child who is:

    • under 21 years old, or
    • 21 to 24 years old and a full-time student at a school, college or university.

    The child must be an Australian resident and you must have contributed to their maintenance.

    We use this information to determine whether you are entitled to an increase in the income test threshold for the:

    • private health insurance rebate
    • net medical expenses tax offset, and
    • Medicare levy surcharge.

    Completing your tax return



    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

    End of attention

    Write the number of your dependent children at D item IT8.

    Where to go next

      Last modified: 31 May 2018QC 54265