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Thursday, 8 November 1956


Mr Beazley y asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   In the last year for which complete figureare available, how many taxpayers claimed exemp tion for (a) a wife; (b) a first child; and (c) subsequent children?

2.   How many claimed the full £75 exemption allowed for education?


Sir Arthur Fadden - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   The last year for which tabulated information relating to income tax is available is the 1953-54 income year. Those tabulations are practically complete, excluding only those assessments issued after the 30th September, 1955. The number of taxpayers claiming deductions on account of dependants in that year is as follows: -

 

Separate figures are not available for claims for spouse only, or one child under sixteen years of age only.

2.   This information is not available.


Mr Beazley y asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

What is the estimated cost to the Treasury of the exemption allowed to taxpayers -

(a)   of £130 for a wife;

(b)   of £78 for the first child;

(c)   of £52 for children other than the first:

(d)   for insurance at the new rate of £300;

(e)   for charitable donations; and

(f)   for education at the new rate of £100?


Sir Arthur Fadden - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

The estimated costs to revenue of the following concessional deductions are as set out below: -

 

Re (a) and (b). Separate figures are not available for claims for spouse only or for one child under sixteen years of age only.







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