Amount of Allowance for the Latest 7 years

Here you can learn the amounts of the various allowances over the latest 7 years.

Year of Assessment

2017/18*
onwards

2016/17

2015/16

2014/15

  

$

$

$

$

Basic allowance

132,000

132,000

120,000

120,000

Married person’s allowance

264,000

264,000

240,000

240,000

Child allowance

For each of the 1st to 9th child

100,000

100,000

100,000

70,000

For each child born during the year, the child allowance is increased by

100,000

100,000

100,000

70,000

Dependent brother or dependent sister allowance 37,500

33,000

33,000

33,000

Dependent parent and dependent grandparent allowance  

For each parent or grandparent - 

who is 55 years old or above but below 60

23,000

23,000

20,000

20,000

who is 60 years old or above

46,000

46,000

40,000

40,000

who is under 60 years old but eligible to claim an allowance under the Government’s Disability Allowance Scheme

46,000

46,000

40,000

40,000

Additional dependent parent and dependent grandparent allowance 

For each parent or grandparent -  

who is 55 years old or above but below 60

23,000

23,000

20,000

20,000

who is 60 years old or above

46,000

46,000

40,000

40,000

who is under 60 years old but eligible to claim an allowance under the Government’s Disability Allowance Scheme 

46,000

46,000

40,000

40,000

Single parent allowance

132,000

132,000

120,000

120,000

Disabled dependant allowance

75,000

66,000

66,000

66,000

 

Year of Assessment

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

  

$

$

$

Basic allowance

120,000

120,000

108,000

Married person’s allowance

240,000

240,000

216,000

Child allowance

For each of the 1st to 9th child

70,000 

63,000

60,000

For each child born during the year, the child allowance is increased by

70,000 

63,000

60,000

Dependent brother or dependent sister allowance

33,000

33,000

30,000

Dependent parent and dependent grandparent allowance  

For each parent or grandparent - 

who is 55 years old or above but below 60

19,000 

19,000

18,000

who is 60 years old or above

38,000 

 38,000

 36,000

who is under 60 years old but eligible to claim an allowance under the Government’s Disability Allowance Scheme

38,000 

 38,000

36,000

Additional dependent parent and dependent grandparent allowance 

For each parent or grandparent -  

who is 55 years old or above but below 60

19,000 

19,000

18,000

who is 60 years old or above

38,000 

 38,000

 36,000

who is under 60 years old but eligible to claim an allowance under the Government’s Disability Allowance Scheme 

38,000 

 38,000

 36,000

Single parent allowance

120,000

 120,000

108,000

Disabled dependant allowance

66,000

 66,000

60,000

* Legislative amendments are required for implementing the tax measures as proposed by the Financial Secretary in the 2017-18 Budget.

Last revision date: April 2017