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Apr. 10th, 2010 | 07:21 pm

I think I missed the part where it was explained why couples of any sort deserved £150 a year for it. Well done! You're in a relationship!

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from: aussieintn
date: Apr. 10th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
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That's an odd concept, but a similar situation exists in both the USA and Australia, where a couple with very disparate levels of income pay less tax than they would have paid if they had filed as two single taxpayers. This is because they can file jointly and thus average their incomes. However, due to different tax brackets for married people than for single people, they can be paying more tax than they would filing singly if they each earn similar income.

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Apr. 10th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
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It is not, here, the same as far as I'm aware; people pay individually. This proposal is just to allow some shuffling of tax allowances etc etc to let certain people get £150 extra a year.

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Couples and tax

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date: Apr. 11th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
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It can be the same here - if two of you earn £10,000 each you pay more tax if you are married than if you are single.

If the Tories had just stuck to that or maybe found some way of just taxing people as individuals some other way that might have been OK but once you bring morals into it (the Tories bringing morals into it - what an oxymoron) then you deserve all the criticism you get.

As a married, if we get £150 tax break I shall be donating it to a single parent charity, just to spite the Tories.

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lilyvalley

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from: lilyvalley
date: Apr. 11th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
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Do gay couples get it, too?

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fridgemagnet

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Apr. 11th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
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It's proposed to be for marriages and civil partnerships, so theoretically yes.

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from: anonymous
date: Apr. 17th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Yes any civil partnership

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from: anonymous
date: Apr. 17th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Why should single mums get extra money for lying on their back!!!!!

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