Now that the school kids bonus has passed the senate, I was wondering what happens to the Education tax refund? If parents are paid from July and those payments happen twice a year, then that first payment would be for the second half of this years school expenses. So that would mean we can sill claim last financial years (11/12) education costs wouldn't it? Confusing. I understand the school kids bonus replaces the ETR from 2013, but what happens July 1st this year? Can we still claim ETR?