Housing allowance after mariagge

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  1. #1

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    Housing allowance after mariagge

    We're thinking of marriage sometime next year and wondering what would be the common practice of housing allowance for expat couple.
    We work for different companies and get the allowance 18~20k/month each. I don't think my company keeps on providing me 18k even after marrying, but how it will be changed? if we move in to a new apartment, can we claim 'resident provided by employer' jointly?
    Appreciate advice from someone who experienced such situation. Thank you.


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    I think OP is referring to how to claim it on his taxes.


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    Thanks for your comment. For instance, company provides 20k for single, 30k for a couple(or family) as housing, which means we don't need 20k per person to maintain the same quality of life. That's the reason why I speculated that company might reduce the allowance...
    But you're right, I think(hope) the company doesn't have a right to reduce allowance by my personal event.


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    Thanks for your comment. For instance, company provides 20k for single, 30k for a couple(or family) as housing, which means we don't need 20k per person to maintain the same quality of life. That's the reason why I speculated that company might reduce the allowance...
    But you're right, I think(hope) the company doesn't have a right to reduce allowance by my personal event.

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    Seems like you should get 10k a month more to me.


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    There is nothing official in my company handbook either, but I got bump in Housing Allowance for each child. My manager sorted it out with HR.