Transfer of marriage allowances

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Marriage allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your personal allowance to your husband/wife/civil partner.

In order to qualify you must:

  1. Be married / in a civil partnership
  2. One spouse/partner must earn less than £11,000
  3. Your partner’s income is between £11,001 and £43,000

This will reduce the overall tax bill by up to £220.

“If you are eligible for marriage allowance on 2016/17 tax year you can back date your claim to April 6th, 2016 and reduce the tax bill even further,” said Peter Way-Rider, tax manager at Ellis & Co.