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Treasury releases PAC consultation results

The future of a credit paid to some of the lowest earners in the Isle of Man is under review.

Responses to a public consultation on payment of the Personal Allowance Credit (PAC) have been published by the Treasury.

The credit is a one-off payment to those whose incomes put them above the benefit line, but below the tax threshold.

When the PAC was introduced in 2003 a single person was entitled to a payment of £200 a year but, following changes to the system, the figure now stands at £700.

Eleven thousand people currently receive Personal Allowance Credit, costing the Manx government £7.7 million a year.

The consultation asked whether it should be maintained, reformed or dropped.

Gerrard Higgins is from the Income Tax Division:

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