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  Tamuz 11, 5773 , 18/07/13

Finance C'tee OKs Arrangements; Avoids Some Decrees

The Knesset Finance Committee approved, Thursday evening, the Financial Arrangements Law that will accompany the 2013-2014 budget. Committee Chairman Nissan Slomianski said the committee prevented a serious blow to the middle class and weaker sectors.

This included cancellation of what was called the "housewife tax", as well as a levy on home improvements.  Instead of an across-the-board income-tax hike, the increase was graded between  one and two percent, depending on one's monthly income. Cuts in child support were less than originally planned.

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