How benefit from the Marriage Allowance in the United Kingdom in the financial year 2017/18
The Marriage Allowance is a little-known way for couples to transfer some of their personal allowance (the amount you can earn tax-free each tax year) between them.
It lets you transfer £1,150 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner - if they earn more than you.
This reduces your tax by up to £230 in the tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).
Who is eligible for Marriage Allowance?
You can get Marriage Allowance if all of the following apply:
- you’re married or in a civil partnership
- you don’t earn anything or your income is under £11,500
- your partner’s income is between £11,501 and £45,000 (or £43,000 if you’re in Scotland)
You can still apply for Marriage Allowance if you or your partner:
- are currently receiving a pension
- live abroad - as long as you get a Personal Allowance
Are you unsure if you are eligible for Marriage Allowance?
To see if you’re eligible for Marriage Allowance check this handy calculator on the HMRC website.
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