Are you married or in a civil partnership and on low earnings? Then this will help you safe up to £220 in tax.
1. How it works
Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner - if they earn more than you.
This reduces their tax by up to £220 in the tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).
To benefit as a couple, you (as the lower earner) must have an income of £11,000 or less.
If you were eligible for Marriage Allowance in the 2015 to 2016 tax year, you can backdate your claim to 6 April 2015 and reduce the tax paid by up to £432.
2. Who can apply
You can get Marriage Allowance if all the following apply:
3. How to apply
You can apply for Marriage Allowance online.
If your application is successful, changes to your Personal Allowances will be backdated to the start of the tax year (6 April).
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will give your partner their extra allowance either:
4. When Marriage Allowance stops
Your Personal Allowance will transfer automatically to your partner every year until one of you cancels Marriage Allowance or your circumstances change, eg because of divorce or death.
The following link will provide you with the relevant form from HMRC