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SO, WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALLOWANCE?


  • Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner (if they earn more than you). This reduces their tax by up to £220 in the tax year!
  • To benefit as a couple, you (as the lower earner) must have an income of £11,000 or less. If you were eligible for Marriage Allowance in the 2015/16 tax year, you can backdate your claim to 6th April 2015. You can only transfer the set amount each year.
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SO, WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALLOWANCE?


  • Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner (if they earn more than you). This reduces their tax by up to £220 in the tax year!
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SO, WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALLOWANCE?


  • Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner (if they earn more than you). This reduces their tax by up to £220 in the tax year!
  • To benefit as a couple, you (as the lower earner) must have an income of £11,000 or less. If you were eligible for Marriage Allowance in the 2015/16 tax year, you can backdate your claim to 6th April 2015. You can only transfer the set amount each year.

Can you apply? You can get Marriage Allowance if all the following apply:

  • You’re married or in a civil partnership
  • You don’t earn anything or your income is under £11,000
  • Your partner’s income is between £11,001 and £43,000

You can still apply if…

  • You or your partner are currently receiving a pension
  • Live abroad 9as long as you get a Personal Allowance)

Tip: If you or your partner were born before 6th April 1935, you might benefit more as a couple by applying for ‘Married Couple’s Allowance’ instead.

  • To benefit as a couple, you (as the lower earner) must have an income of £11,000 or less. If you were eligible for Marriage Allowance in the 2015/16 tax year, you can backdate your claim to 6th April 2015. You can only transfer the set amount each year.

Can you apply? You can get Marriage Allowance if all the following apply:

  • You’re married or in a civil partnership
  • You don’t earn anything or your income is under £11,000
  • Your partner’s income is between £11,001 and £43,000

You can still apply if…

  • You or your partner are currently receiving a pension
  • Live abroad 9as long as you get a Personal Allowance)

Tip: If you or your partner were born before 6th April 1935, you might benefit more as a couple by applying for ‘Married Couple’s Allowance’ instead.

Can you apply? You can get Marriage Allowance if all the following apply:

  • You’re married or in a civil partnership
  • You don’t earn anything or your income is under £11,000
  • Your partner’s income is between £11,001 and £43,000

You can still apply if…

  • You or your partner are currently receiving a pension
  • Live abroad 9as long as you get a Personal Allowance)

Tip: If you or your partner were born before 6th April 1935, you might benefit more as a couple by applying for ‘Married Couple’s Allowance’ instead.