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Local MP, Richard Fuller is urging qualifying married couples and civil partners in his constituency to make the most of tax savings from the Marriage Allowance.

The Marriage Allowance is a Government initiative launched in April to recognise the importance of marriage in the tax system.

Richard explained:
“Individuals who qualify can transfer 10 per cent of their personal allowance to their spouse saving up to £220 for this year. There is a simple online application for Marriage Allowance. Just visit this website or call HMRC on 0300 200 3300.”

The criteria for Marriage Allowance is:

  • You are married or in a civil partnership
  • You don’t earn or you don’t pay tax on your income (if you currently earn less than £11,000 a year).
  • Your partner does not earn more than £43,000 a year.

Treasury Minister, Jane Ellison added:
“HMRC is raising awareness of the savings to couples that the Marriage Allowance offers. This can reduce a partner’s income tax bill by up to £220 this year, or £432 if couples who were also eligible in 2015-16 backdate their claim. You can still apply if you or your partner is currently receiving a pension.”

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