Around three million couples across the UK have boosted their finances with Marriage Allowance, according to HMRC.
But more than a million married and civil partnered couples are still eligible for the free tax break worth up to £238 a year. And HMRC rules mean couples can backdate their allowance and boost their payment up to £900.
HMRC says: “Applying for Marriage Allowance is quick and easy and once an application is complete it’s processed immediately. The new online form takes fewer than 10 minutes to fill out and eligible customers will receive backdated claims of up to £662 as a lump sum. Over 300,000 couples have signed up for the Marriage Allowance tax break since March 2018.”
Mel Stride MP, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said: “It’s great news that so many couples are now benefiting from Marriage Allowance. This is a really important tax relief and reflects the social importance of marriages and civil partnerships. And I’d urge those that haven’t yet managed to claim the money to do so right away – it’s quick and easy to apply. Just search online for Marriage Allowance and go to the GOV.UK site.”
A link to the website can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/marriage-allowance.