FREE MONEY IF CLAIMED ***NOW***: A new claim for Marriage Allowance to HMRC is worth >£900 as you can backdate it, ie you can get it paid for 2015-2018/19
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FREE MONEY IF CLAIMED ***NOW***: A new claim for Marriage Allowance to HMRC is worth >£900 as you can backdate it, ie you can get it paid for 2015-2018/19

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***ACT NOW TO CLAIM BEFORE THE TAX YEAR ENDS APRIL 5TH.*** You can currently backdate your claim for Marriage Allowance back to when it started in 2015 giving you 3 years of this tax break now plus the increased 2018/19 marriage allowance follows on automatically. So it would be worth £662 free money/ tax refund for you IMMEDIATELY with another £238 to follow this tax year. See link for details. All can be done online in 5 minutes.

How does it work? Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner.

This can reduce their tax by up to £238 every tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).

To benefit as a couple, you need to earn less than your partner (who must be a basic rate taxpayer ie less than £46,350 income (for 2018/19 tax year)) and have an income of £11,000 or less.

You can still qualify if your partner earns (say) £50,000 but has pension contributions sufficient to bring them down to under £46,350 income after deductions.

For those wondering if you need to claim this every year, ie you already claimed last year or the year before - the HMRC answer is no you don't, it's automatically applied to future years as long as you both qualify. My answer is: check you get it in subsequent years - as I know a case where this did not happen, fault lying @ HMRC.
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This is worth £900 not £885 (£662 plus £238 in the new tax year)
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Children grow up and then they pay taxes. Will be them funding many of YOUR pensions!
Ok so there IS a benefit of being married!
techsavvy38 m ago

Gov encouragement for being more lazy hate kind of these threads


Haha. How on earth did you work that one out. I work 26 hours a week with children with severe behavioural needs, hubby works a minimum of 50 in the emergency services. If that's lazy, I hate to think what less than that is. :-/
deleted139113924th Mar

Many aspects of the UK tax system are intended to (a) promote more …Many aspects of the UK tax system are intended to (a) promote more children (b) make having children less costly, ie bringing tax breaks.Child benefitChild tax creditWorking tax creditMarriage allowance (if you assume this often helps stay at home parents)Free school lunchesNHS including dental careChildcare provision(must be a few more!)



But don’t you dare have both parents earn a decent wage or you don’t qualify for anything!
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Can you claim if your partner earns nothing.
Ok so there IS a benefit of being married!
But is it worth £220 per year.
pauldh3 m ago

Ok so there IS a benefit of being married!

Realistically only available to part time workers.
pauldh26 m ago

Ok so there IS a benefit of being married!


Warning men: reading this comment whilst in 'proximity' will earn you a free slap
Edited by: "Maevoric" 24th Mar
Shengis28 m ago

Realistically only available to part time workers.


This is misleading as being able to benefit from Marriage Allowance is entirely based on each persons income.

The person applying could be a stay at home mum, retired etc. You don't have to have a job, part time or otherwise to be able to apply.
I think this is actually worth a maximum of £900 not £885.

£662 for the first three years and £238, not £223, for the forthcoming tax year.
Did I get it right, spouse must not earn than £43,000?
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Buckyball6 m ago

Did I get it right, spouse must not earn than £43,000?


I think the rule is, spouse must not be a higher rate taxpayer, see 2018/19:
UK basic tax rate: 20% on annual earnings above the PAYE tax threshold and up to £34,500
gov.uk/gui…019


Which would imply a bit more than £43,000 for the new tax year
Heated added but where is the tax rebate for people who have never had children. Think how much the government is saving on child benefit alone not to mention the other expenses the government have to pay for
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Not forgetting that you can bring yourself down from being a higher rate taxpayer if you are just over it / over it by some £thousands. Your pension contributions are tax deductible at your highest rate. Therefore if spouse pays (say) £3000 into pension, you can deduct that £3000 from spouse's paper income when calculating if you qualify for marriage allowance.
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scaryvonne5 m ago

Heated added but where is the tax rebate for people who have never had …Heated added but where is the tax rebate for people who have never had children. Think how much the government is saving on child benefit alone not to mention the other expenses the government have to pay for


Many aspects of the UK tax system are intended to (a) promote more children (b) make having children less costly, ie bringing tax breaks.

Child benefit
Child tax credit
Working tax credit
Marriage allowance (if you assume this often helps stay at home parents)
Free school lunches
NHS including dental care
Childcare provision
(must be a few more!)
Children grow up and then they pay taxes. Will be them funding many of YOUR pensions!
do you apply for this once or every year?
agneepath4 m ago

do you apply for this once or every year?


Once and notify of any changes.
deleted139113924th Mar

Many aspects of the UK tax system are intended to (a) promote more …Many aspects of the UK tax system are intended to (a) promote more children (b) make having children less costly, ie bringing tax breaks.Child benefitChild tax creditWorking tax creditMarriage allowance (if you assume this often helps stay at home parents)Free school lunchesNHS including dental careChildcare provision(must be a few more!)



But don’t you dare have both parents earn a decent wage or you don’t qualify for anything!
Gov encouragement for being more lazy hate kind of these threads
techsavvy15 m ago

Gov encouragement for being more lazy hate kind of these threads


Neither parent earning over the higher rate tax threshold hardly makes them lazy. I'm sure there's a few of us on here that must be lazy by your definition
willwhitehead17 m ago

But don’t you dare have both parents earn a decent wage or you don’t qua …But don’t you dare have both parents earn a decent wage or you don’t qualify for anything!


Or even an average wage
techsavvy18 m ago

Gov encouragement for being more lazy hate kind of these threads


You don't have to read 'kind of these threads'. Maybe just stick to your Daily Mail
techsavvy18 m ago

Gov encouragement for being more lazy hate kind of these threads

techsavvy38 m ago

Gov encouragement for being more lazy hate kind of these threads


Haha. How on earth did you work that one out. I work 26 hours a week with children with severe behavioural needs, hubby works a minimum of 50 in the emergency services. If that's lazy, I hate to think what less than that is. :-/
Fair play if you can. I earn just over 50k and my wife nothing but she doesn't claim benefits or take any money off the Govt. Everytime I speak to the tax office there is nothing I can get in terms of reducing my tax code which I find slightly annoying as I can't benefit from marriage allowance in any way despite one wage covering 4 people, it's quite inflexible.
How do you check if this has been applied
Thanks Op. I can't claim for previous tax years but my wife is retiring from her part-time job next month so this post was perfectly timed. Every little helps.
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royy16 m ago

How do you check if this has been applied


After a while it sits on the Govt Gateway HMRC account of the spouse earning the bigger money. I guess until that happens, you can check it has been correctly applied by phoning HMRC. You will also see it after the event if your higher-earning spouse completes a tax return.
sportyfae2 h, 8 m ago

This is misleading as being able to benefit from Marriage Allowance is …This is misleading as being able to benefit from Marriage Allowance is entirely based on each persons income.The person applying could be a stay at home mum, retired etc. You don't have to have a job, part time or otherwise to be able to apply.



Fair play, i'll take your comments on board and re-assess and reword my original comment.

Realistically only available to part time workers and workshy lazy *****.

^Obviously a tongue in cheek comment but valid nonetheless imho.
Sobiajam1 m ago

Yes


Basically your partner makes the claim n you get tax back.
royy39 m ago

How do you check if this has been applied


Firstly you'll get some money and also your tax code will change
agneepath1 h, 33 m ago

do you apply for this once or every year?


I believe it's once then it carries on but u can change it later on if you so wish
willwhitehead1 h, 34 m ago

But don’t you dare have both parents earn a decent wage or you don’t qua …But don’t you dare have both parents earn a decent wage or you don’t qualify for anything!


Yes that's what they like to keep society under there control making the richer rich and the poorer poor.
Shengis3 h, 9 m ago

Realistically only available to part time workers.


No full time is well
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Should be far more money back to join this club. The government wants you to get married kids.
Edited by: "deleted1836930" 24th Mar
Ok so my mrs earns like £5k !!!

Perfect, I think. lets do it...

Because I have a half decent job and earn over 50k, they won't let me!!!!!

Its disgraceful .... robbing Tory gits !!!
It simply aint fair
Dont do it!! If like me and they said I owed them £500 plus and awarded this amount to my wife! Take your risks but its a con!
royy1 h, 31 m ago

How do you check if this has been applied


If the partner/spouse pays tax through PAYE, HMRC will send them notification of their new amended tax code in the post and inform their employer. They will receive a cheque in the post for any previous years claimed. If the partner/spouse completes a Self Assessment tax return, their tax bill will be adjusted to include Marriage Allowance when they file their return. Previous years claimed will either be paid via a cheque in the post or the amount deducted from their next tax bill (depending on the preference they’ve registered with HMRC).
Edited by: "Robbo11" 24th Mar
deleted139113924th Mar

I think the rule is, spouse must not be a higher rate taxpayer, see …I think the rule is, spouse must not be a higher rate taxpayer, see 2018/19:UK basic tax rate: 20% on annual earnings above the PAYE tax threshold and up to £34,500https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rates-and-thresholds-for-employers-2018-to-2019Which would imply a bit more than £43,000 for the new tax year


I enjoyed reading this!!! Sadly its not right despite it being in black and white! My wife earns 19,000 and I earn 18,500 so despite the combined wage none of us are eligible even though the once completed form stated we would. Before filling out the online form ring them.
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tipsy19735 m ago

Dont do it!! If like me and they said I owed them £500 plus and awarded …Dont do it!! If like me and they said I owed them £500 plus and awarded this amount to my wife! Take your risks but its a con!


That sounds like user error. Are you thinking of the tax underpaid/ overpaid calculator?

This (marriage allowance) isn't a tax benefit you can cheat in your favour by incorrect declarations, as HMRC computer just sees it in due course and takes back anything incorrectly given to one partner.
Can you marry yourself and get it
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