Marriage Allowance £230 a year plus £400+ cash back if not claimed in last 2 years
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Marriage Allowance £230 a year plus £400+ cash back if not claimed in last 2 years

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Found 1st Sep 2017
Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,150 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner.

This can reduce their tax by up to £230 every tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).

To benefit as a couple, you need to earn less than your partner and have an income of £11,500 or less. Your partner’s income must be between £11,501 and £45,000 (£43,000 in Scotland) for you to be eligible.

A cheque for £430 is on its way, and my tax code will be changed for this year. Worth checking if you too can benefit?
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Folks! Those doubting, get yourself acquainted with tax rules and keep abreast with changes. Research before passing comments. 100% genuine. Thanks skr80


gov.uk/mar…nce
Edited by: "mokanji" 1st Sep 2017
Great. Unless the major earner wanders into the 45k tax bracket, at which point, worthless. Not sure what the logic is there, the lower earner still earns a small amount, why can't the higher earner transfer part of their tax allowance?

Why they can't just allow the simple option to file for tax as a household (non-compulsory, but offered in the US) escapes me. Instead they come up with loads of complex rules and BOGOF deals...

Hot cos it's good to know. Cold cos it's stupid.
Definetely genuine. I work for HMRC but I wasn't expecting to see this posted as a 'deal' on a shopping site after coming home for the weekend
Too bad I'm divorcing my w**** of a wife
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What sort of dogy organization is offering this? seems like a scam to me ....
Would this apply if husband works but wife is full time mum?
Teezer2 m ago

Would this apply if husband works but wife is full time mum?


No
Folks! Those doubting, get yourself acquainted with tax rules and keep abreast with changes. Research before passing comments. 100% genuine. Thanks skr80


gov.uk/mar…nce
Edited by: "mokanji" 1st Sep 2017
Great. Unless the major earner wanders into the 45k tax bracket, at which point, worthless. Not sure what the logic is there, the lower earner still earns a small amount, why can't the higher earner transfer part of their tax allowance?

Why they can't just allow the simple option to file for tax as a household (non-compulsory, but offered in the US) escapes me. Instead they come up with loads of complex rules and BOGOF deals...

Hot cos it's good to know. Cold cos it's stupid.
mokanji13 m ago

Folks! Those doubting, get yourself acquainted with tax rules and keep … Folks! Those doubting, get yourself acquainted with tax rules and keep abreast with changes. Research before passing comments. 100% genuine. Thanks skr80https://www.gov.uk/married-couples-allowance



Definitely genuine I claim this and have done so since it was first introduced was very awkward at first to claim but now its been made easier
Your partner has to have had an income of £10,350 (£11,500 - £1,150) or below otherwise they'll be charged tax once personal allowance reduced.
Definetely genuine. I work for HMRC but I wasn't expecting to see this posted as a 'deal' on a shopping site after coming home for the weekend
GwanGy32 m ago

What sort of dogy organization is offering this? seems like a scam to me …What sort of dogy organization is offering this? seems like a scam to me ....


It's not a scam. You can read up on 'marriage allowance' at GOV.UK.
Is it an allowance for being married?
Teezer42 m ago

Would this apply if husband works but wife is full time mum?

Yes it would. As long as the wife makes below £10,350 and the husband is a 20% tax payer the wife can transfer 10% of her personal allowance £1,150 in 17/18 to her husband meaning they'll be £230 better off for it (£1,150 x 20%).
would this apply if i'm on maternity allowance and my hubby is self employed?
kissmiss991 m ago

would this apply if i'm on maternity allowance and my hubby is self …would this apply if i'm on maternity allowance and my hubby is self employed?

Yes. As long as you make under £10,350 and husband is not a higher tax payer.
kkthomask5 m ago

Is it an allowance for being married?

Pretty much. As long as one person in the marriage is earning below £10,350 in 17/18 and the other is a 20% tax payer.
great find, thanks for response
calvin6245 m ago

Pretty much. As long as one person in the marriage is earning below …Pretty much. As long as one person in the marriage is earning below £10,350 in 17/18 and the other is a 20% tax payer.



Thanks dude
GwanGy54 m ago

What sort of dogy organization is offering this? seems like a scam to me …What sort of dogy organization is offering this? seems like a scam to me ....


It's not hard to research if it's a scam, quick Google search would tell you.
Cheque is for £430 but inreality you can get £230 for this tax year and £220 for previous aswell. In the 2017/18 tax year, Marriage Allowance is worth up to £230. If you were married or in a civil partnership in the 2016/17 tax year, your claim can be backdated and you can claim Marriage Allowance in that tax year as well.

Simply make a call to HMRC and transfer your personal allowance to your partner.

.gov.uk/mar…ity
Teezer1 h, 17 m ago

Would this apply if husband works but wife is full time mum?


Yes it would!
It's not a scam, wife's tax code changed to M
I applied last year . Do I need to reapply ? I had assumed will continue till I advised otherwise??
GwanGy1 h, 41 m ago

What sort of dogy organization is offering this? seems like a scam to me …What sort of dogy organization is offering this? seems like a scam to me ....

HMRC, so I suppose you're half right.
Jemster1 h, 23 m ago

Great. Unless the major earner wanders into the 45k tax bracket, at which …Great. Unless the major earner wanders into the 45k tax bracket, at which point, worthless. Not sure what the logic is there, the lower earner still earns a small amount, why can't the higher earner transfer part of their tax allowance?Why they can't just allow the simple option to file for tax as a household (non-compulsory, but offered in the US) escapes me. Instead they come up with loads of complex rules and BOGOF deals...Hot cos it's good to know. Cold cos it's stupid.

Being able to share your tax free allowance fully would alleviate so many problems people face when having children. But also probably cripple the countries coffers.
All uk residents gets Tax free income, it goes up every year this year (6th April 2017 to 5th April 2018) is £11500. For married couple if one is not using his/her full allowance then he/she can transfer maximum 10% to his/her partner.
If you are eligible this year then you can get previous year allowance aswell (if you were married) mean total cheque you will get is £450 (£1150+£1100)*20% tax saving.
Please note both partners should have National insurance number. If your partner doesn't have first apply this by calling job centre plus and then apply Marriage.

There are some other tax allowances aswell e.g if you are employed or self employed and have to pay any licence or subscription fee to carry on your job (e.g security licence SIA) then you can get this tax back aswell. You can back date this up 3 or 4 years.


gov.uk/mar…ity

Just call HMRC and get everything 0300 200 3500.
Teezer1 h, 53 m ago

Would this apply if husband works but wife is full time mum?



If one person of the marriage (and it can be wife as well as husband) is a basic rate taxpayer (that is, earns between £11,501 and £45,000 for the year), and the second person in the marriage (again, can be husband rather than wife) is not a taxpayer (that is, earns between £0 (which a full-time parent probably falls into) and £11,500) then you can transfer £1,150 of allowances, which is worth 20% or £230.
Too bad I'm divorcing my w**** of a wife
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Teezer2 h, 3 m ago

Would this apply if husband works but wife is full time mum?


No, but the scamming innards of Birmingham would say yes like Daniel Bryan
Have an income of £11,500 or less? Wow...how about you sell your laptop/smart phone instead and stop wasting ur time on here!!
This is nothing new.....
Thanks, got married 10 times for eBay.
Jemster1 h, 57 m ago

Great. Unless the major earner wanders into the 45k tax bracket, at which …Great. Unless the major earner wanders into the 45k tax bracket, at which point, worthless. Not sure what the logic is there, the lower earner still earns a small amount, why can't the higher earner transfer part of their tax allowance?Why they can't just allow the simple option to file for tax as a household (non-compulsory, but offered in the US) escapes me. Instead they come up with loads of complex rules and BOGOF deals...Hot cos it's good to know. Cold cos it's stupid.

Yup - screw anyone on more than £45k... you know - the guys who pay the most tax.

This country is so infuriating!
Definitely genuine guys, I've been doing it for the last 2 years.
greysquaill2 h, 4 m ago

Definetely genuine. I work for HMRC but I wasn't expecting to see this …Definetely genuine. I work for HMRC but I wasn't expecting to see this posted as a 'deal' on a shopping site after coming home for the weekend


it's here every year! I only know because I claimed it last year, not sure if you have to keep claiming or only have to do it once (assume you tell them if your circs change but who knows)
BeRoHD48 m ago

You mean yes.

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Boomshaw25 m ago

This is nothing new.....


It is to people who don't know,know all
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Question: do you have to claim this each year or does it automatically carry over
Thanks so much for posting this.!

The first time I had heard of this allowance was when the Lib-Dems said they would scrap it if they won the last general election. I've been meaning to check it out ever since but never got around to it. Clicking the link and filling out the details took no longer than five minutes and I now expect to receive cheques totalling £432, plus a £230 reduction in my next annual tax bill.

It's annoying that HMRC seem to keep this allowance secret, but at least claims are back-dated for those who arrive late to the party.
shonkygeeza4 m ago

Question: do you have to claim this each year or does it automatically …Question: do you have to claim this each year or does it automatically carry over


Your tax code (s) is updated to reflect the change so claim once and it continues.
If you apply for universal credit you lose it, because me & my partner have
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