Couples can claim a marriage allowance tax break worth up to £250. It takes just a few minutes to apply for online and is available to people in Scotland and across the UK.
The Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,250 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner if they earn more than you. This reduces their tax by up to £250 in the tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).
You could benefit from Marriage Allowance if all the following apply:
Your claim can be backdated to include any tax year since 5 April 2015 that you were eligible for Marriage Allowance.
The person with the lowest earnings should make the claim.
If your partner has died since 5 April 2015 you can still claim – phone the Income Tax helpline. If your partner was the lower earner, the person responsible for managing their tax affairs needs to phone.
It won’t affect your application for Marriage Allowance if you or your partner:
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