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Re: Does payment for a study expense need to be in my name?

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Hello

 

I need to pay a study expense which I intend to claim next year as a deduction.

 

The payment requires BPay. My current bank does not have BPay.

 

Can I use my partner's account to pay the expense via BPay and then claim it as my own deduction next year?

 

The invoice for the study expense is in my name. I could provide evidence that I have transferred my partner the money. 

 

Thanks

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Hi @tanton,

 

Providing the invoice is in your name, it doesn't matter if someone else has physically used their account to pay for it and you reimburse them - you can still claim the deduction, as described on our information page about deductions. You will need to claim it within the year the purchase was made - so if the item was purchased this financial year, it would need to be claimed in the 2020 - 2021 tax return after June 31 next year. 

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Former Community Support

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Hi @tanton,

 

Providing the invoice is in your name, it doesn't matter if someone else has physically used their account to pay for it and you reimburse them - you can still claim the deduction, as described on our information page about deductions. You will need to claim it within the year the purchase was made - so if the item was purchased this financial year, it would need to be claimed in the 2020 - 2021 tax return after June 31 next year.