More stringent checks on taxpayers claiming breaks for dependants are not needed as most people support their parents, a new survey shows. From next April, people supporting their parents will enjoy a $30,000 tax allowance, plus another $30,000 if they all live together. If the parents are in a home for the elderly, $60,000 will be exempted. However, the Government may raise the sum taxpayers must spend on their parents to qualify for the new concessions from $1,200 a year to about $20,000. The proposal has raised fears that some needy people who are supporting their parents might be forced to cheat to claim the allowance. But the University of Hong Kong survey ruled out the likelihood of claimants lying about their role. It found that more than 80 per cent of the 1,027 respondents aged between 30 and 40 were supporting their parents. Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun, who headed the survey, said: 'A high proportion of Hong Kong people are giving their elderly parents money. 'The tax concession is a way to recognise their support and there is no need for tighter monitoring,' he said.