Student tax refund when you take a TEFL course

Get a student tax refund after you’ve taken your TEFL course. If your country accepts academic study programmes as being eligible for a student tax refund and you are interested in getting an extra tax deduction because you studied with EBC, please read on!

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Can I really get a student tax refund for my studies with EBC?

If your country allows you to file for a student tax refund for academic studies, in three simple words – YES YOU CAN.

EBC is a legitimate, externally moderated, accredited TEFL course so as long as your country allows you to file for deductions for education and training, you can submit your EBC tuition fee for a student tax refund.

As long as your country allows you to declare your tuition fee as a tax deduction you can use your EBC tuition fee to lower your taxable income and get a tax refund.

  • EBC graduates have been successful in claiming a student tax refund because of the TEFL course they took with us.
  • Some EBC graduates have been able to get a student tax refund of anywhere between 400 USD – 800 USD (over 50% of the tution fee!).

When you file, list your EBC tuition as a deduction and attach your EBC TEFL course receipt as proof of payment.

How much will I get back?

Some countries do not allow academic studies as a tax exemption so if they don’t, you won’t get a student tax refund.

If your country does allow academic studies as a tax exemption, the amount of the student tax refund depends on how much you earned in the tax year you are filing for. If you didn’t earn anything, then, sad to say, you won’t get a refund because you didn’t pay any tax. If you did earn, the amount of the refund will depend on how much tax you paid during the year.

We aren’t tax accountants, so if you need any tax advice, please don’t ask EBC, ask your accountant.

EBC cannot guarantee that you will be allowed to get a student tax refund or, if you can, how much you will receive. These are government issues which means that EBC has nothing to do with the tax refund procedure.

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This is a great place to get your TEFL certification. The staff is kind, organized and very helpful. It was such a comfortable learning environment that I enjoyed very much. I liked the personalized attention and I got a lot more confidence and experience to be an English teacher. Thanks for everything!
Victoria Metz
10:35 02 Feb 18
I found the instruction throughout the course to be very effective and I finished the course feeling excited and prepared to begin teaching. There is nothing fancy about the EBC facility, however this doesn't in any way reduce the overall quality of the course. John, the instructor, has extensive experience (both as an TEFL teacher and a TEFL course trainer), which is evident in the thoughtful organization of the course. My class had only five students, which created lots of time for personal attention and advice. Make sure you come prepared to work hard!
Adam Schreiber
12:06 14 Dec 17
It was a great and intensive course! I learned and enjoyed this whole learning how to teach experience. Thank you very much for your time and knowledge. I feel well-prepared now. EBC Madrid, 2017.
Michele Buitron
11:57 14 Dec 17
I've just finished my EBC TEFL course. It was a great experience. I definitely recommend this course. John is an amazing teacher and he is very professional. It was just a pleasure. Thank you so much and good luck!
Natalia Egorova
15:04 10 Nov 17
The course has been really useful and the teacher, John, made the classes so much fun and very interesting. It is has been a great experience and has helped me realise how much I really enjoy teaching. It has also been a bit intense at times but I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to become an English teacher.
Natasha Jimenez
20:17 05 Oct 17
Class of August 2017.It's been a busy stressful 4 weeks but I am happy the group and I have all made it and we have TEFL certificates to show for all our hard-work and sleepless nights. Much thanks to our trainer John for his patience and ability to find solutions and guidance to help you find your way and energy throughout the course. EBC international is the best place to learn and share your knowledge of teaching. And for people like me who has no idea how to teach things like grammar and also to learn the grammar...this is the place to be!
Ashley Kabanda
11:14 31 Aug 17