Czech lower house approves bill increasing family allowances
Friday July 16, 2021, 3:55 PM
The Czech lower house has passed a bill that will increase family allowances and the number of families entitled to them, the Czech News Agency (ČTK) reported.
The bill was passed overwhelmingly with 177 of 178 lawmakers present approving the change, according to the report.
Family allowances will increase by 26% and will be paid to families whose incomes can reach 3.4 times the subsistence level, retrospectively from July. Currently 10% of Czech families are entitled to it, under the new law it should be 20%. The amendment provides for a monthly allowance of 630, 770 and 880 CZK depending on the age of the child.
The tax relief for the second child and additional children will increase by about 15%.
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