No inheritance tax for disabled - Joseph Muscat
Disabled children who receive an inheritance will not have to pay a single cent in tax, Labour leader Joseph Muscat announced tonight, should the PL be elected.
This would accompany additional resources granted to the Agenzia Support and a greater inclusion of the disabled in society, he explained during the programme Fis-Sustanza. “We want to create a scheme to help disabled people where if their parents become to ill or are unable to care for them anymore, these children will find a home in a communal home,” he added.
The Labour leader also wants to increase the resources available for independent living he explained. "We must must include people with disabilities in our workforce as well". “We want to reassure all parents with disabled people that the state will take care of their children when they no longer can”.
Speaking on Trust Funds, he explained that these can be managed through public-private partnerships, where the government will intervene and assist those who cannot live independently. He explained that “this costs money but it will be put to good use,” adding that Malta is small enough for this service to work.
The PL leader also emphasized the need for funds to be utilised in a more efficient way. He spoke about childcare and how at present, there aren’t enough incentives for women to head back to work after having children.