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Marriage Allowance 💍

Updated: Mar 7

Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,260 of your tax-free Personal Allowance to your spouse or civil partner and save up to £252 tax per year.

Marriage Allowance

Who qualifies and how it works

  • You must be married or in a civil partnership

  • Your partner's income must be under the Higher Rate tax threshold (currently £50,270)

  • To benefit as a couple, you (as the lower earner) must normally have an income below the Personal Allowance of £12,570.

How to apply

The lower-earning partner should make the claim using their Personal Tax Account to apply online.

How your accountant can help

Where we act for both spouses, we'll advise if Marriage Allowance is available. However, if we do not act for the lower-earning spouse, then this is something they will need to consider for themselves and claim if appropriate. Of course, feel free to ask questions and definitely let us know if you go ahead and make a claim; but be aware that in not acting for both spouses, it's not possible for us to advise on this matter proactively.

📢 Finally, if you're get married, don't forget to tell your accountant!

Would you like help to pay less tax? Feel free to get in touch or check out our related posts 👇

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