Married couples urged to apply for £1,150 tax break before April


Moneysavingexpert founder Martin Lewis is urging married couples to apply for a tax break before the upcoming deadline.

As many as 2.4 million married people are eligible for up to £1,150 - IF applications are made before April 5.

Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,250 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner. This reduces their tax by up to £250 - and you can claim back five year's worth of allowance.


Here's the criteria to qualify:

  • You must be married or in a civil partnership
  • One of you must be a non-taxpayer (ie earning less than £12,500 between 6 April 2019 and 5 April 2020) whilst the other must be a basic rate taxpayer (20% rate only).
  • You both must have been born on or after 6 April 1935

If successful, you could claim money back for five separate tax years - accumulating as much as £1,150.


Head over to HMRC's marriage allowance page to apply.

Have your national insurance numbers and IDs ready.

Top Promo