Marriage allowance
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Marriage allowance

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Found 15th Aug 2015
Recently I applied for the married couples allowance as i'm always game at paying the fat cats even less than I have too, and I was really shocked at how easy it was and how quickly it came through, from start to finish 3 wks and by finish I mean showing on my wage slip.

Basically the married couples allowance is a Government scheme that transfers unused tax allowance to a person's spouse or whomever is earning the most in a married or civil partnership, this essentially allows the highest earner in the relationship to pay less tax on their income.

So my wife earns £9,000 per year before tax and I earn in the region of £20,000 per year before tax so my tax code before the married couples allowance was the same as everyone else's at 1080L including my tax allowance for washing my uniform (details of which can be found here hotukdeals.com/fre…511 ).

Now that my married persons allowance has been added, my new tax code is 1180M allowing me to earn another £1,100 before being taxed obviously some peoples tax code will be different to mine it all depends on your circumstances.

This site can calculate how much your wife or significant other can transfer to you gov.uk/cal…nce.

If you do apply for the married person's allowance you will need to verify who you are on the website with information such as driving licence, passport, and information on your credit file etc etc etc... also the person transferring the tax allowance is the one making the application and the one receiving the allowance is 2nd applicant these government forms can be misleading at times.

I hope this helps some people get back what's rightly yours.

what you got to lose check it for yourselves.

You’ll be able to claim Marriage Allowance if all the following apply:

- You’re married or in a civil partnership
- Your annual income is £10,600 or less, plus up to £5,000 of tax-free savings interest
- Your partner’s annual income is between £10,601 and £42,385
- You were born on or after 6 April 1935
- If you or your partner were born before 6 April 1935, you may be able to claim Married Couple’s Allowance instead.

Thanks Mcpaddy
- godfather999

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Cheaper not to have a wife
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Original Poster

hey guys put the wrong url into the thread it has now been updated with the right one or use the one below.

gov.uk/mar…ide

Sounds good - just beed a wife now......

need*

Cheaper not to have a wife

Partners income has to be between £10,601 & £42,385

Original Poster

lukeDduke

Partners income has to be between £10,601 & £42,385



basically the person getting the extra allowance has to be between that threshold

You’ll be able to claim Marriage Allowance if all the following apply:

you’re married or in a civil partnership
your annual income is £10,600 or less, plus up to £5,000 of tax-free savings interest
your partner’s annual income is between £10,601 and £42,385
you were born on or after 6 April 1935
If you or your partner were born before 6 April 1935, you may be able to claim Married Couple’s Allowance instead.[/quote]

Edited by: "mcpaddy" 15th Aug 2015

Original Poster

clicked the wrong reply pmsl

also helps if I can get my copy and paste right lol
Edited by: "mcpaddy" 15th Aug 2015

Freebie? I thought this would have been standard for anyone with half a wit about them

i put a request for the information when it first came about a while ago as my wife was on a low income... since then i got the go ahead from the Gov to fill forms out... well now the wife has had a promotion and is doing more hours... so more wages and now having to pay tax properly herself so there's no point in doing it oh well

does this apply when spouse doesn't work?

miss_money_penny

does this apply when spouse doesn't work?


Yes - was able to pass my alowance to my wife. I have retired but not drawing my pension yet. My wife sees about £17 a month extra in her pay.

can this be back dated ?

think this supports why I need an accountant though,,

Could one have a pretend wifey and get her tax allowance?

i dont work, claim any benefits or pay ni, i have not done for 15 years, thought married man taz was abolished before we married so the only benefit we have had because of my tax allowance was buying more isas...will we get it?

manicmidlander

Cheaper not to have a wife


Now go to tell your dad and mum why they weren't cheap and .......
Edited by: "splender" 15th Aug 2015

Can I backdate this. I quit my job last August to do a postgrad in teaching so didn't work August 14 til Aug 15. Just returned to work this month with. 22k salary. Can I claim for last tax year and part of this tax year?

Original Poster

To be honest I don't know check the link and see what the notes say

Original Poster

Why would this get cold votes your claiming back your own money, I will never understand some people

Thanks - hoping to pocket £212 extra this year!

this is getting cold votes ( i did) because it isn't a deal. also who the hell doesn't know about it ?

a tax allowance isn't a deal or any sort of offer either.

no doubt you think 'the bedroom tax' is actually a tax too.

Original Poster

It may not be a deal but I'm sure people out there don't know anything about it which is better then a deal as your not having to buy something to get something back.

Just like so many people still don't know about the uniform tax rebate and trying to help people is a cold vote ironic much

I applied for this month's ago and never heard anything whatsoever back...

Original Poster

Might be worth contacting them and finding out what's taking them so long, I can only give my experience which was very quick by Government standards.

hiscos

can this be back dated ?think this supports why I need an accountant … can this be back dated ?think this supports why I need an accountant though,,



​it will only be back dated to April this year as that's when it first kicked in

Banned

It's not a freebie, since you have to pay in money to be eligible.

I have applied and heard nothing

..one of you was born before 6 April 1935

Does this not mean that you or your partner must be over 80 before you can apply.

Just noticed, I think the link above is to the wrong calculator.

This looks like the one Marriage Allowance
Edited by: "mikemod" 16th Aug 2015

Ignore the idiotic comments. I remember looking into this when I got married a few years ago and there was nothing that I could find. Either it has changed recently, or I wasn't looking hard enough. Either way, I am now able to apply for this to our benefit so thank you OP.

Stendhal

Ignore the idiotic comments. I remember looking into this when I got … Ignore the idiotic comments. I remember looking into this when I got married a few years ago and there was nothing that I could find. Either it has changed recently, or I wasn't looking hard enough. Either way, I am now able to apply for this to our benefit so thank you OP.



Totally agree with this sentiment.

Great post .... Heat added.

mcpaddy you need to change the title of your post and the link to Marriage Allowance and not Married Couples Tax Allowance, don't know why they couldn't have chosen a more original name, so as not to confuse.(_;)
Edited by: "Chrissyan" 16th Aug 2015

Using the calculator it's saying I am able to claim £835.50 off my tax.

Great Find!!!

Lame. Registered in Feb. Still not been invited to claim

arachnoid

Could one have a pretend wifey and get her tax allowance?


Yes, but the daily rental cost of the pretend wife will exceed the tax benefit.

Heat. Didn't realise this was a "thing" yet - heard it mentioned - but only in terms of being something the government wanted to bring in. Thanks for sharing. This is indeed a deal, and a money saver at that, for those of us who can make use of it.

frg2014

Lame. Registered in Feb. Still not been invited to claim



Not the O/Ps fault and if you are entitled you will eventually get it when they sort themselves out and it will be back dated til April I expect.

Banned

Cheaper not to have a wife

kidrock123

Sounds good - just beed a wife now......

lol

Chrissyan

Not the O/Ps fault and if you are entitled you will eventually get it … Not the O/Ps fault and if you are entitled you will eventually get it when they sort themselves out and it will be back dated til April I expect.


True. Typical government mess. In acknowledgement email they stated I would be one if the first to claim from April. Now august still nothing

My wife is on a UK Spouse visa, so doesnt have a British passport yet. I am a British citizen. Can we still apply for this marriage allowance?

On her visa it states "no recourse to public funds" - not sure if it includes this new marriage allowance
Edited by: "roooney" 16th Aug 2015
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