Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare MP, today reminded parents to keep their receipts when they buy stationery, exercise books, textbooks even printer cartridges as they get their children ready for school.
Under the Federal Government’s Education Tax Refund, families can claim up to 50 per cent back on a range of education expenses – up to a total of $397 for each primary school child and $794 for each secondary school child.
Mr Clare said, “Getting your children ready for school can be really expensive. But you can save a lot of money if you keep your receipts. You can get half your money back on school expenses – up to $397 for primary school students and $794 for high school students.”
Eligible families can claim for items such as textbooks, computers, educational software, stationery and monthly Internet connections under the initiative.
Parents or guardians who receive Family Tax Benefit Part A for children in primary or secondary school are eligible for the refund, as well as those on other allowances such as the Disability Support Pension.
For more information visit www.australia.gov.au/educationtaxrefund or contact my office on 9790 2466.
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