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Hi, My spouse is a dependent (fully dependent on me), she does not work but is studying ful time. Can I claim her education expenses as a tax deducation?

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Hi @PBaldwin

 

Welcome to our community.

 

@macfanboy is correct. You won't be able to claim your spouse's education expenses.

 

You can only claim a deduction for self-education expenses if it is an expense for you. It needs to relate to your current work activities as an employee or if you receive a taxable bonded scholarship.

 

We have some information about self-education expenses on our website if you want to have a read.

 

Hope this answers your question.

 

Thanks

 

ChrisR

 

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No, unfortunately, you can not claim anything for her at all.

 

Her expenses have nothing to do with your income earning activities.

 

 

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Hi @PBaldwin

 

Welcome to our community.

 

@macfanboy is correct. You won't be able to claim your spouse's education expenses.

 

You can only claim a deduction for self-education expenses if it is an expense for you. It needs to relate to your current work activities as an employee or if you receive a taxable bonded scholarship.

 

We have some information about self-education expenses on our website if you want to have a read.

 

Hope this answers your question.

 

Thanks

 

ChrisR

 

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