What is the Marriage Allowance?

What is the Marriage Allowance?

1st February 2019

To qualify for the Allowance, throughout the tax year (6th April to the following 5th April) you must both be: 

  • Not higher or additional rate taxpayers, 
  • UK resident and domiciled, 
  • Married or in a civil partnership with one another; and 
  • Born on or after 6th April 1935.

If you and your partner are eligible for Marriage Allowance, you can register your interest with HMRC online. You’ll get an email from HMRC confirming your application. You can backdate your claim to include any tax year since 5th April 2015 that you were eligible for Marriage Allowance.

If you'd like to discuss your personal tax affairs in more detail, please call 0800 0523 555 or complete our simple online enquiry form.

By Jo Nockels

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