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INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936

PART III - LIABILITY TO TAXATION  

Division 3 - Deductions    View history reference

Subdivision A - General    View history reference

SECTION 82A  DEDUCTIONS FOR EXPENSES OF SELF-EDUCATION  

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82A(1)  

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Where a deduction is, or but for this section would be, allowable to the taxpayer under section 8-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in respect of a year of income in respect of expenses of self-education, the deduction, or the aggregate of the deductions, so allowable to the taxpayer in respect of those expenses shall not be greater than the amount by which the net amount of expenses of self-education exceeds $250.

82A(2)  

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In this section:

educational assistance means amounts (other than amounts in the nature of an allowance for maintenance or accommodation) payable under a scheme for the provision by the Commonwealth of assistance for secondary education, technical or tertiary education or post-graduate study.

expenses of self-education means expenses necessarily incurred by the taxpayer for or in connection with a prescribed course of education but does not include:


(a)-(b) (Repealed by No 56 of 2010)


(ba) a student contribution amount within the meaning of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 paid to a higher education provider (within the meaning of that Act); or


(bb) a payment made in respect of, or in respect of the reduction or discharge of, any indebtedness to the Commonwealth under Chapter 4 of that Act; or


(bc) a payment made in respect of, or in respect of the reduction or discharge of, any indebtedness to the Commonwealth under Chapter 2AA of the Social Security Act 1991 or under Part 2 of the Student Assistance Act 1973; or


(bd) a payment made in respect of, or in respect of the reduction or discharge of, any indebtedness to the Commonwealth under the Trade Support Loans Act 2014; or


(be) a payment made in respect of, or in respect of the reduction or discharge of, any liability to overseas debtors repayment levy under the Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Act 2015; or


(c) a payment made in respect of, or in respect of the reduction or discharge of, any indebtedness to the Commonwealth or to a participating corporation under Chapter 2B of the Social Security Act 1991 or Part 4A of the Student Assistance Act 1973.

net amount of expenses of self-education means the amount ascertained by subtracting from the total amount of expenses of self-education incurred by the taxpayer in the year of income the sum of:


(a) any payment or payments of educational assistance that were capable of being claimed in the year of income by the taxpayer or by another person in respect of the taxpayer other than:


(i) a payment the amount of which has been, or will be, included in the assessable income of the taxpayer of any year of income; or

(ii) a payment that was capable of being claimed in a preceding year of income; and


(b) any payment or payments (other than a payment the amount of which has been, or will be, included in the assessable income of the taxpayer of any year of income) received by the taxpayer, or that the taxpayer was entitled to receive, in the year of income, from the taxpayer's employer, or from any other person, in respect of:


(i) expenses of self-education that were incurred by the taxpayer during the year of income; or

(ii) expenses of self-education in respect of which a deduction has been allowed, or is allowable, or in respect of which a rebate of tax has been allowed, or is allowable, in an assessment in respect of income derived by the taxpayer in a preceding year of income.

prescribed course of education means a course of education provided by a school, college, university or other place of education, and undertaken by the taxpayer for the purpose of gaining qualifications for use in the carrying on of a profession, business or trade or in the course of any employment.


 



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