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Married People: Tax Allowances

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 4733, tabled on 30 June 2015

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what timetable he has set for enabling people to claim the marriage allowance; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

6 July 2015

The Marriage Allowance came into effect on April 6 2015. It allows a spouse or civil partner to transfer 10 per cent of their personal allowance to their partner, provided that neither of them pay tax at the higher or additional rate. Eligible couples have been able to register their interest in the allowance since 20 February 2015 through and are being invited by HMRC to complete the application process through an online platform. Eligible couples who have not been able to register for the Marriage Allowance online, will be able to apply for the service after the Summer and will receive the full financial benefit for the 15-16 tax year, regardless of when in the year they apply.

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