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Wednesday, 14 September 1983
Page: 859

Question No. 174


Mr Blanchard asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 19 May 1983:

(1) Can the Minister say in which countries tax deductions are permitted for maintenance payments by divorced persons; if so, what amount is deductible in each country.

(2) Has the Government considered a similar course of action.


Mr Keating —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows-

(1) The Government is aware that some countries provide some form of taxation relief for maintenance payments by divorced persons. Such information as is held on this subject is, however, incomplete and it is not possible, therefore, to state with any accuracy the extent of the relief available.

(2) No.