Study Costs Tax Rebate

Expenses related to study or education aimed at improving your professional skills or position on the labor market are tax refundable. If you were eligible for a stipendium you cannot reclaim the study expenses. Expenses for which you received a refund, for instance from your employer, are not eligible for a tax rebate. 

Refundable Expenses 

Expenses such as tuition fee, course fee, examination fee and study material like books and specific software. Note that the costs for a laptop or printer are not refundable. Neither does the tax office accept travel costs, interest charge for a study loan and expenses for a study room. 

Refund threshold

A threshold amount of €250 applies. Refunds apply to expenses beyond €250.

Annual Refund Ceiling 

An annual refund ceiling of €15,000 in refundable study expenses applies. 

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