The Married Couple’s Allowance is a UK government tax relief for couples where one of the spouses or civil partners is born before 6 April 1935. If you and your partner were born on or after 6 April 1935, you might be able to claim the Marriage Allowance instead. The Married Couple’s Allowance can reduce your (or your partner’s) tax bill by between £364 and £941.50 for the 2022/23 tax year.
You can claim for the Married Couple’s Allowance if all the following apply to you or your partner:
If you and your spouse or civil partner have to separate through circumstance rather than a mutual decision to formally separate, you might be able to still claim. Circumstances include:
You can claim for Married Couple’s Allowance when you file a Self Assessment tax return. You simply need to complete the Married Couple’s Allowance section of the form.
If you don’t fill in a Self Assessment tax return each year, then you must contact HMRC with details about your:
The simplest way to know whether the Married Couple’s Allowance or the Marriage Allowance is applicable to you is to look at the date of birth of yourself and your partner. If either of you were born before 6th April 1935, you can claim Married Couple’s Allowance. If not, you should look into Marriage Allowance.
Of course – simply contact our team today and we will be more than happy to set up an appointment to discuss your accounts and your eligibility for the Married Couple’s Allowance.