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How much you can claim

Last updated 7 February 2019

The ETR is 50% of eligible education expenses you incurred.

For the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011, you can claim up to:

  • $794 for each eligible child in primary school - that is, a refund of $397
  • $1,588 for each eligible child in secondary school - that is, a refund of $794.

How much you can claim depends on whether you have either:

  • full care of the child
  • you have shared care of the child
  • an agreed percentage.

You have an agreed percentage if either of the following applies:

  • you split your FTB with your spouse
  • you are not eligible for FTB and you don't have a written agreement to state who will claim the ETR. In this case you will each have to claim half the ETR.

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