Are you eligible for the Dependent (Invalid and Carer) Tax Offset? – Tax Facts

To qualify for this tax offset, you need to meet the following conditions:

  1. You must contribute to the maintenance of one of the following individuals:
  • Your spouse
  • Your parent (or your parent’s spouse)
  • Your child (aged 16 or over)
  • Your sibling (aged 16 or over)
  1. Your dependent must have been receiving one of the following payments:
  • Disability support
  • Special needs disability support
  • Invalidity service pension
  • Carer allowance for a child or sibling aged 16 or over
  1. As the primary income earner, your adjusted taxable income should be $100,000 or less.
  2. Your dependent’s adjusted taxable income must be less than $11,614.
  3. Both you and your dependent must be Australian residents (not just visiting).

If you meet all of these criteria and your dependent had an adjusted taxable income of $285 or less, while you supported them for the entire year, congratulations! You are eligible to claim the maximum dependant (invalid and carer) tax offset of $2,833.”


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