Marriage Allowance

The Marriage Allowance could help to save you money, if you are married or in a civil partnership and your spouse has taxable earnings under the personal allowance threshold. For the current tax year, you can transfer up to £1,150 of your personal allowance.

Claims can also be backdated to previous tax years if the eligibility criteria is met.

 

How much is the personal allowance?

The personal allowance changes each year. The following allowances applied in the years below;

5 April 2018        £11,500

5 April 2017        £11,000

5 April 2016        £10,600

 

If both you and your spouse file tax returns, you should make sure that the correct sections of your tax returns have been completed to claim the allowance. We can advise on whether you are eligible for the allowance.

 

More information can be found at the following links;

https://www.gov.uk/married-couples-allowance

https://www.gov.uk/marriage-allowance