Marriage Allowance is now benefitting 1.8 million couples

10 August 2021

Marriage allowance was introduced in April 2015 and allows couples who are married or in a civil partnership to save up to £252 per year (2021/22 rates) by transferring up to 10 percent of their personal allowance threshold to their partner.  

HMRC announced today that nearly 1.8 million couples are using the allowance and is encouraging couples who have recently married or who have entered into a new civil partnership to check if they are eligible.  Couples can also backdate their claims for any of the four previous tax years.

If one partner earns below their personal allowance threshold, and the other is a basic rate taxpayer, and they are in a marriage or civil partnership, they can apply for the scheme.

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