Tax Update: Marriage Allowance

Previously applications for this could be difficult as a current passport or driving license was required, but the process has recently changed and it is now much more simple.

What is it ?

Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,060 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner and can reduce your tax liability by up to £212.

Do I qualify?

If you are married or in a civil partnership; if either of you are not utilising your tax free allowance (i.e. earning less than £10,600) and the other person is a basic-rate tax payer (earning up to £31,785); then there are tax savings to be had!

How do I apply?

It is easy to apply, just follow the link below and follow the instructions. Your tax code will then be changed and either your employer will be advised or the revised allowance used in your tax return calculations.


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