Tax Relief

1.eight million {couples} profit from further tax breaks

Almost 1.8 million married couples and civil partners use the marriage allowance to save up to £ 252 a year in income Taxes, HM Income and Customs (HMRC) has announced.

Summer has always been a popular time for weddings, and newly married couples or people in civil partnerships could benefit from the tax savings.

And even if they have been married for years, a change in circumstances can also mean that they are eligible for new benefits.

Marriage allowance allows married couples or persons in civil partnerships to share their personal allowances if one partner has income below the £ 12,570 personal allowance threshold and the other is a property taxpayer.

They can transfer 10% of their tax-free allowance to their partner, which is £ 1,260 in the 2021-2022 tax year. That means couples can cut the tax they pay by up to £ 252 a year. Couples can backdate their claims for any of the previous four tax years, which can have a total value of up to £ 1,220.

Applying for the marriage grant is free and the easiest way for taxpayers to get around Check authorization and submit an application To receive 100% of the relief to which they are entitled is done via GOV.UK.

Angela MacDonald, deputy managing director of HMRC and second permanent secretary, said:

“Marriage Allowance allows eligible couples to share their personal allowances and reduce their taxes by up to £ 252 per year. Almost 1.8 million couples already use the service – it is free, quick and easy to apply for, just search for “marriage allowance” on GOV.UK.

Married couples may have experienced a change in their circumstances that could now mean they are eligible for marriage allowance, including:

  • A recently married or registered civil partnership
  • One partner is retired and the other continues to work
  • Job change due to COVID-19
  • A reduction in working hours that results in their income falling below their personal allowance
  • Unpaid vacation or a career break
  • A partner is studying or is in training and does not earn more than their personal allowance

If a spouse or partner has died since April 5, 2017, the surviving person can continue to assert claims Income tax hotline.

Marriage allowance entitlements are automatically renewed each year. However, couples should notify HMRC if their circumstances change.

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