The new "Budget" will be announced soon. The Family Affairs Committee of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong petitioned the Political General Assembly today (27th) and put forward a number of expectations related to family affairs. It is hoped that the budget can benefit the needs of different families, including suggesting that all Following the example of the MTR, public transport operators provide ride discounts to full-time students aged 12 to 25, requesting the issuance of children’s medical vouchers of no less than $2,000 per year, as well as the annual “Eye Examination and Spectacles Subsidy for School Children”, etc. .
Proposed ride-hailing discount extended to full-time college students
The Family Affairs Committee of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) stated that student bus discounts can help reduce the burden of transportation expenses on families. It is recommended that all public transport operators follow the example of the MTR Corporation and provide bus discounts for full-time students aged 12 to 25, so that students can Taking transportation at a preferential price also allows the relevant organizations to fulfill their social responsibilities.
Chairman of the committee, Yan Wenyu, said that due to financial pressure, many grassroots citizens would rather take their young children to the emergency department than to see a doctor in a private clinic. He believed that the addition of children's medical vouchers would not only ease the flow of people in public hospitals, but also strengthen the care of children. Health insurance also reduces the burden of additional expenses for the family.
As for the eye examination subsidy, the Committee believes that this can encourage the public to make good use of private eye services, provide regular eye examinations and provide suitable glasses for school children, and protect the visual health of Hong Kong school children.
In terms of taxation, the committee proposes to set up a tax deduction for hiring foreign domestic helpers, that is, each taxpayer can enjoy a tax deduction for a foreign domestic helper. The upper limit of the tax deduction amount is suggested as the standard for foreign domestic helpers' "prescribed minimum wage". The latest is 56,760 yuan per year.
Increase the child tax allowance from the current 120,000 yuan to 132,000 yuan, which is on par with the basic personal tax allowance. In the tax year of each child's birth, the child tax allowance is 264,000 yuan, in order to increase efforts to encourage citizens to have children. Nurturing the new generation of Hong Kong.
In addition, the committee also asked the government to strengthen support services for families in crisis and children with special educational needs.
Consumption vouchers︱Chen Maobo said that the decision is not yet finalized: large expenditures must be carefully adopted to listen to opinions, including how to distribute the budget｜Yang Yongjie advocated issuing at least 5,000 yuan consumption vouchers Jiang Yuhuan proposed 3-year "housing vouchers" consumption vouchers｜Scholars advocated 2 to 3,000 yuan for all , Grassroots 5,000 to 10,000 yuan plus gaming tax does not help much consumer coupons｜The New Democratic Party is worried about the rating and should no longer send out to advocate subsidizing snow eggs and giving birth to a pie for $20,000