Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Budget 2015 - Working mum looking forward to tax rebate, lower maid levy.
SECRETARY Jenny Tan's favourite goodie in Budget 2015 is the lower maid levy, which will be halved to $60 a month from May 1.
The 40-year-old, who gets the concessionary levy as her children are aged below 16, is giving the savings to her Indonesian maid of 10 years as a pay rise. "It is more important that she is happy," she said.
Ms Wijiati, 44, who, like many Indonesians goes by one name, said she would send the extra $720 a year to her family in Sumatra.
Said Ms Tan: "The amount is a lot when converted to rupiah."