The Government announced in the 2012 Budget that the education tax refund (ETR) would be replaced by a new payment called the Schoolkids Bonus. You cannot claim the ETR for expenses incurred in 2011-12, or any excess eligible expenses you carried forward from the previous year.
As a transitional arrangement, Services Australia made a one-off payment to eligible families in June 2012. If you did not receive this payment, contact Services Australia.
For more information about the changes to the ETR, including how to claim the refund for previous years, see Education tax refund - what you need to know.
From 1 January 2013, you may be eligible for the Schoolkids Bonus. For more information go to Services AustraliaExternal Link
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