The ongoing battle over educations expense deductions claimed by Youth Allowance recipients continues.
The High Court heard the commissioner’s appeal against the decision of the Full Federal Court in FCT v Anstis (2009) 73 ATR 483 ON Thursday 29 Juy. According to the ATO, the High Court ‘is expected to announce its decision later in 2010 or in 2011’. The ATO has said that until this matter is resolved it will continue to apply its view set out in TR 98/9, that education expenses are not deductible against various commonwealth educational assistance schemes.
Earlier developments in this tale can be found here