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    Default Payment for high school and primary students.


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    I think its a clever vote grabber.


    That being said, It replaces the ETR so its just another way of doing it rather than the trickier way before. Easier than saving reciepts!


    Its going to be SO handy for us..DS has one shirt, one pair of winter socks, one pullover and one shirt for his winter uniform as well as one sport top. I wash and iron every single night because its about $400 for a new set which
    we just dont have at the moment. Ill be able to buy him 2 sets now. It excited me to no end this morning!

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    Hmm, not sure. How do they know what parents would be able to claim? Like, my dd has had 2 new pairs of school shorts and 3 pairs of socks this year. The rest she has had since starting school in '09. They are expensive but good quality uniforms, but the socks were getting thin and she needed the shorts. The other 3 pairs are still in great condition and so are all the shirts. So there is very little I could claim compared to someone who bought all new uniforms and has to buy books, pencils, rubbers, calculators, etc. I don't know how they can work it out. Seems some will get extra while others are missing out if they use an average. How hard is it to keep receipts, and if people choose not to claim then is that not up to them?

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    It's not really anything new but as a PP mentioned it will be easier then saving receipts.
    When will it come in? Next financial year?

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    HarvestMoon - It will be a lump sum this June to cover the last financial year, you won't be able to claim the ETR.
    Then they deliver it in 2 payments over the year from here on in, sort of like the way the EMA is given.

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    I've saved heaps of receipts for uniforms etc. I assume that we will get half the payment as DD1 only started school this year.

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    I forgot to claim my receipts last year and was going to claim them this year...can I still do this?

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    HarvestMoon - It will be a lump sum this June to cover the last financial year, you won't be able to claim the ETR.
    Then they deliver it in 2 payments over the year from here on in, sort of like the way the EMA is given.
    Oh that's good. I've been pretty slack with keeping track of receipts this year so works out well for me at least.

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    yeah its a bit tricky isn't it? on the one hand ema gets slashed, and school start bonus get removed, on the other they give this bonus. i am curious what the means testing will mean, as we were never eligible for ema, but could get the tax rebate, so will we get this i wonder? where will it cut off? Is the budget announcement tonight? i guess we will know all then. for those that get this it will be very handy combined with the carbon tax bonus.

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    yep, it makes a lot of people who lodge tax returns ineligible by removing from that system, just because some people didn't claim it.

    vote grabbing i hate to say.


 

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