Your two guy-with-a-wife scenarios seems to contradict each other.onthefence wrote: ↑Nov 3rd, 2017 1:24 amI make a decent income and don't have a wife. Why should you pay less tax than me?
Why should your colleague who has a wife who also makes a decent income pay more tax than you?
It seems reasonable that a couple who both make $50k deserve to pay less tax than a $100k earner with a stay at home wife with no kids.
I guess the argument on pension splitting is a non working spouse actually earned half of that pension. In a divorce they would get half after all. I personally don't agree with this logic and think it was cynical politics by the Cons for introducing it and Liberals for keeping it.
A person with a spouse pays the same tax rates as you. The reason their total tax liability might be less is because he gets a credit for a spouse. Should the tax system just ignore his family status? Never gonna happen.