Hundreds of thousands of youth allowance recipients will be able to claim their education costs as tax deductions as a result of a landmark High Court judgment delivered in Canberra today.

The Commissioner of Taxation had appealed to the High Court to overturn a Federal Court ruling, which allowed former Australian Catholic University student Symone Anstis to claim deductions for her study costs because they were incurred in gaining her youth-allowance income.

But the High Court today dismissed the appeal and ordered the commissioner to pay Ms Anstis’s costs.

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