Married couples failing to claim tax perk, says HMRC

Married couples failing to claim tax perk, says HMRC
 

Less than a quarter of couples eligible for marriage tax allowance are bothering to claim it, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The allowance - introduced in April 2015 to incentivise marriage - is worth £220 in 2016/17.
However those eligible can also back-date a claim for last year, meaning £432 can be claimed in total.
Out of 4.2m couples who could claim that amount, only 1m have done so, despite an HMRC advertising campaign.
Marriage tax allowance lets one half of a married couple transfer part of their tax-free allowance to their partner.
However one of the partners must not... read more

 
20 October 2016 in Business, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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