TaxPersonal TaxGay couples may get tax benefits

Gay couples may get tax benefits

The government is to consult this summer about extending tax allowances and reliefs available to heterosexual married couples to gay partners as well, according to Treasury financial secretary Dawn Primarolo.

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She said a consultation exercise on the details of a new ‘civil partnership registration scheme for same-sex couples’ will included the implications of such a scheme for tax.

She was replying to a question from Oxford West and Abingdon Liberal Democrat MP Evan Harris who asked what tax benefits would be available to same-sex couples living as a couple and what the cost would be if they were treated in the same way as normal couples.

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