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Tax Laws Amendment (Education Refund) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to establish the Education Tax Refund, a 50 per cent refundable tax offset for eligible education expenses (up to $750 for primary school studies and up to $1,500 for secondary studies). Also makes consequential amendments to the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, Student Assistance Act 1973 and Taxation Administration Act 1953.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/09/08  
Second reading moved 25/09/08  
Second reading debate 22/10/08  
Second reading debate 10/11/08  
Second reading debate 11/11/08  
Second reading agreed to 11/11/08  
Third reading agreed to 11/11/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/11/08  
Second reading moved 12/11/08  
Second reading debate 27/11/08  
Second reading agreed to 27/11/08  
Third reading agreed to 27/11/08  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 01/12/08  
Assent 09/12/08 Act no.: 141 of 2008
     

Text of bill

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/09/2008): Senate Economics Commitee
  • Committee report (13/10/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )