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  • Self-education expenses calculator

    This calculator will check your eligibility to claim a deduction and helps you to estimate the deduction you can claim for work-related self-education expenses. It can be used for the 2013–14 to 2020–21 income years.

    Self-education expenses are the costs you incur to undertake a course of study at a school, college, university or other recognised place of education including online providers.

    You can't claim a deduction for self-education expenses for a course that:

    • relates only in a general way to your current employment or profession, or
    • will enable you to get new employment.

    You can't claim any deductions against government assistance payments, including Austudy, ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance.

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    Before you use this calculator

    The calculated results are based on the information you provided at the time of calculation. You should use these results as an estimate and for guidance purposes only.

    Information you need for this calculator

    You will need to enter amounts for all of the eligible self-education expenses you incurred during the income year. This includes amounts for the decline in value of depreciating assets used for self-education purposes and car expenses relating to your self-education.

    If you have decline in value amounts to claim, before you begin your self–education calculation, you can use the Depreciation and capital allowances toolThis link opens in a new window to help calculate decline in value amounts.

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    Last modified: 01 Jul 2021QC 17744