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IT8 - Number of dependant children 2013

Complete question IT8 to include the number of dependent children you have.

Last updated 27 May 2013

Did you have any dependent children?


Write 0 at D item IT8, then



Read on.

For this question, a dependent child is your child who is:

  • under 21 years old, or
  • 21 to 24 years old and a full-time student

regardless of their income.

The child must be an Australian resident and you must have contributed to their maintenance. See Special circumstances and glossary for the meaning of Australian resident for tax purposes and Maintaining a dependant.

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

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

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