“This allowance which totals £1,260 transfers part of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner. It is certainly worth claiming in certain circumstances. It is worth claiming if you do not pay Income Tax or your income is below your Personal Allowance (usually £12,570). You cannot claim Marriage Allowance if you’re living together but you’re not married or in a civil partnership.”Nigel Holland
- Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,260 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner.
- To benefit as a couple, you (as the lower earner) must normally have an income below your Personal Allowance – this is usually £12,570.
- You can calculate how much tax you could save as a couple. You should call the Income Tax helpline instead if you receive other income such as dividends, savings or benefits from your job. You can also call if you do not know what your taxable income is.
- You may apply if you do not pay Income Tax or your income is below your Personal Allowance (usually £12,570)
- You may apply if your partner pays Income Tax at the basic rate, which usually means their income is between £12,571 and £50,270 before they receive Marriage Allowance