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IT8 Number of dependent children 2023

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

Last updated 24 May 2023

Things you need to know

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
  • Medicare levy surcharge.

Did you have any dependent children?


Write 0 at question IT8 – label D, then go to Spouse details – married or de facto 2023, or return to main menu Individual tax return instructions 2023.


Read on.

Completing your tax return

Write the number of your dependent children at question IT8 – label D.

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