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i am a acc beneficially and my son turns 20 in september.my

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i am a acc beneficially and my son turns 20 in september.my question is,am i entitled to backclaim for tax benefits for my son

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Hi and welcome to Just Answer!
You are entitled to claim a childcare tax credit - if your child(ren) was either under 18 or unable to work because of a disability and you paid a person or organisation (eg, a créche, Barnardos, kindergarten) for childcare and have receipts, you can claim a tax credit if:
• you were a single parent, or
• you and your spouse/partner were employed or self-employed, (this doesn’t apply to couples who are separated), or
• you or your partner were disabled or physically unable to care for your child(ren).
See for reference second page left column - http://www.ird.govt.nz/resources/a/e/ae763b004eed52ddaa94eab6c72de7d5/ir526-2012.pdf

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So you may only claim childcare tax credit if your child is disabled.
In additional - please be aware that as part of the Government 2012 Budget, the tax credit for children was repealed from 1 April 2012 and the entitlement to claim it was withdrawn in May 2012.
See for reference - http://www.ird.govt.nz/changes/children/

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Hi and welcome to Just Answer!
You are entitled to claim a childcare tax credit - if your child(ren) was either under 18 or unable to work because of a disability and you paid a person or organisation (eg, a créche, Barnardos, kindergarten) for childcare and have receipts, you can claim a tax credit if:
• you were a single parent, or
• you and your spouse/partner were employed or self-employed, (this doesn’t apply to couples who are separated), or
• you or your partner were disabled or physically unable to care for your child(ren).
See for reference second page left column - http://www.ird.govt.nz/resources/a/e/ae763b004eed52ddaa94eab6c72de7d5/ir526-2012.pdf

So you may only claim childcare tax credit if your child is disabled.
In additional - please be aware that as part of the Government 2012 Budget, the tax credit for children was repealed from 1 April 2012 and the entitlement to claim it was withdrawn in May 2012.
See for reference - http://www.ird.govt.nz/changes/children/

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