School fees rebate on tax returns

Manukau Courier 17 February 2009

A family advocacy group is urging parents to make sure they claim back a third of their children’s school fees when they complete their tax returns.
Family First national director Bob McCoskrie says many parents don’t know school donations qualify for the donations rebate. Sometimes schools and parents find the difference between fees and donations confusing, Mr McCoskrie says. But people should claim for any general purpose school payments they’ve made, irrespective of how schools label them.