Marriage Allowance – register now for potential tax savings

Married couples and civil partners can register online for a new tax allowance which could save them up to £212 a year.

The marriage allowance permits a spouse or civil partner who does not pay income tax to transfer up to £1,060 of their personal tax-free allowance to their partner. This does not apply to couples who are cohabiting but are not married or in a civil partnership, irrespective of how long they have been together.

To benefit as a couple the lower earner needs to have an income of £10,600 or less with a partner earning between £10,601 and £42,385.

The allowance is available from 6 April this year. To register or to find out more go to https://www.gov.uk/marriage-allowance