Christmas boost for
married couples in the North West
WITH 500,000 people eligible for
receiving Marriage Allowance in the North West, married couples are being
reminded to apply for a Christmas cash boost by HM Revenue and Customs
Applying online for Marriage Allowance; a Tax break for married couples;
is quick and easy. Couples can apply at:-
The Allowance means a spouse or civil partner who doesn't pay Tax; either
because they're not earning at all or because they're earning below £10,600; can transfer up to £1,060 of their personal
Tax-free allowance to a spouse
or civil partner; as long as the recipient of the transfer doesn't pay more
than the basic rate of Income Tax. This can help save couples up to £212 a
Ruth Owen, Director General, Personal Tax, HMRC, said:- "Marriage
Allowance means couples up and down the country can get a bit of extra
support at a time of year when we all need a little more cash.
Whether you use it to buy presents for the family or put it away for a rainy
day Marriage Allowance means saving £212 on your Tax bill every year.
People can apply at any point in the Tax year and still receive the full
benefit of the allowance."