Marriage Allowance

Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,250 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner.

This reduces their tax by up to £250 in the tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).

Who can apply for Marriage Tax Allowance?

You’re eligible to apply for Marriage Allowance if all the following apply:

  • you’re married or in a civil partnership
  • you do not pay Income Tax or your income is below your Personal Allowance (usually £12,500)
  • your partner pays Income Tax at the basic rate, which usually means their income is between £12,501 and £50,000 before they receive Marriage Allowance

You’re unable to claim Marriage Allowance if you’re living together with your partner but you’re not married or in a civil partnership.

Marriage Allowance Tax Rebate

You can backdate your Marriage Allowance claim to include any tax year sine April 5th 2016. For any of the years you were eligible for Marriage Tax Allowance.

Your partner’s tax bill will be reduced depending on the Personal Allowance rate for the years you’re backdating Marriage Tax Allowance.