Homeschooling families often survive off a single income, but still have to pay all of their education expenses out of their own pocket. The government budgets between $6 991 and $11 591 for the education of each schoolchild per year, plus the Education Tax Refund. Homeschooling families also pay tax and are providing quality education for their children. As such, they should be able to claim ALL of their educational expenses for tax purposes with the Education Tax Refund. This will ensure greater financial equity between homeschooling families and the rest of society, and enable homeschooling families to continue educating their children to a high standard.