Marriage Allowance

1. How it works

Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,060 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner.

This reduces their tax by up to £212 in the tax year.

To benefit as a couple, you – as the lower earner – need to have an income of £10,600 or less.

You can’t transfer more or less than £1,060.

Who can apply

You can get Marriage Allowance if your partner’s income is between £10,601 and £42,385.

If you or your partner were born before 6 April 1935, you might benefit more as a couple by applying for Married Couple’s Allowance instead.

If you live outside the UK

If you or your partner live abroad, you can get Marriage Allowance as long as you get a Personal Allowance.

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