Marriage allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your personal allowance to your husband/wife/civil partner.
In order to qualify you must:
- Be married / in a civil partnership
- One spouse/partner must earn less than £11,000
- 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.