We wish all Christmas Couples: Season’s Greetings!
Marriage Tax Claims and Christmas aren’t necessarily two things that you would put together in your mind. But for Gowing Law, these types of tax claims are our latest financial mishandling claims focuses. Right now, we have helped UK PPI tax claim clients get back money that is #betterinyourpocket. This has totaled up to around £10,000 and we are now ready to do the same for those who are eligible to make a marriage tax claim.
Did you know that around 50% of couples that are eligible for marriage tax claims have not actually made a claim yet? Gowing Law is here to put that right by offering our legal support to all of our clients who need it. We understand that it can be a bit daunting filling out a tax form. That’s why we are here to do that for you. It’s time for you and your partner to learn all about marriage tax and how you can make a claim. Click the link below to find out more:
Christmas is the perfect time to make a Marriage Tax Claim!
Now, you may be asking yourself, why would you and your partner make a marriage tax claim in the Christmas season? Well, we understand that this year it has been extremely tough because of Covid-19 and the second UK lockdown. That’s why we want to do our best to add a little cheer to the lives of our clients. A pay-out from HMRC can add a touch of joy to your bank balance. It’s the perfect way to get some spending money for Christmas, or perhaps to add a little more to your savings. So many UK couples are eligible to make this tax claim and yet have not done anything about it. That’s why we want to make sure to add a little cheer to the lives of our clients by making sure they get the pay-out that they deserve.
You don’t need to do anything tricky to get involved. Our experienced solicitors can do all of the paperwork for you. That means there won’t be any simple mistakes made that could invalidate your claim. Keep in mind that you may need to be patient as there is currently a backlog of UK cases due to the pandemic. But we will always do our best to keep your updated about where your claim is.
What do I need to know about Marriage Tax Claims?
As you can see from our Marriage tax claim video, Marriage tax claims are not as complicated as you may think they are. Let’s start off our discussion of these financial mis-handling claims by chatting about what they are actually all about.
A marriage tax claim is also known as a tax break. When you get a pay-out from HMRC this isn’t given to you as money or a cheque. Instead, it is used to reduce the tax of the highest earner by at least £1,250. You can backdate this for up to 4 years, meaning that you could claim even more depending on your circumstances.
How could I be eligible for a marriage tax claim?
There are three things you need to do in order to be eligible for making marriage tax claims. If you feel a little confused about whether or not you could make a claim, make sure to consult our infographic to learn more about whether or not you could be eligible for a tax break.
By making a marriage tax claim, essentially you are moving a small portion of your own personal tax allowance over to your partner. This should come in around at 10%. Right now, the amount of a basic wage during 2020/2021 is around £1,500. Therefore, you could transfer somewhere around £1,250. Your partner could then take away about 20% of their own tax. However, keep in mind that this may change depending on your own financial circumstances.
Can I have an example of how this could work?
Of course! We understand that finding out your own tax can be a bit daunting if you are struggling to calculate how much you could be owed. But that’s okay! Because we can give you some examples of how you could figure out how much you could be owed. Take a look at both your wages and calculate who has the highest wage and who has the lowest. If one of you is paying basic tax and the other is not paying any form of tax, that tends to be a good indicator as to whether or not you can be eligible for this type of tax.
The claimant with the lowest income should then calculate around 10% of their personal tax allowance (at this point in time £1,500). The high income partner can then use this to calculate how much tax they can take off. This should round off to around £250.
Take a look at our example below to get an idea of how this could work for you:
Am I allowed to backdate my Marriage Tax Claims?
Of course you can! Just like any normal type of tax, you will have around 4 years to make a claim. That’s why you should be able to backdate your claim by the same amount of time. The same applies for your PPI Tax Claim! So, keep this in mind when you make any sort of financial mis-selling claim.
Here are some examples of what you could get by backdating your claim:
- 2015-2016: £212
- 2016-2017: £220
- 2017-2018: £230
- 2018-2019: £238
- 2019-2020: £250
If you backdate your marriage tax claims, you can claim the tax that you have missed out on all the way back from 2016. Overall, you could increase the amount you get from a pay-out. If you are curious to learn more about this then make sure to speak about your solicitor about it. They can help estimate how much your claim could be worth, and how long it may take to get a pay-out form HMRC.
Can I make marriage tax claims if I am self-employed or living abroad?
When it comes to financial mis-selling claims, most people have a misconception that unless they are employed by someone else and live in the UK then they won’t get a pay-out. This isn’t actually true! As long as you got married in the UK and have a personal savings allowance then you and your partner will be able to make a claim. The only difference for if you work abroad is that your solicitor will need to use a different form. But even then, you will most likely not even notice it. This is because your lawyer will be handling most of the tricky paperwork. All you need to do is give them the information required to fill out the form.
Can I make a marriage tax claim if I am divorced?
Unfortunately, if you are currently divorced and have not remarried then you will not be able to make a marriage tax claim. You need to have two people in the partnership in order to have a tax transfer between the two of them. Think of yourselves as a unit. If there is only one person then there will be no way to make a transfer. Make sure to also keep an eye on your wage changes as this could impact whether or not you are eligible for a pay-out.
Will my marriage tax claims be affected by a job loss?
Now, we understand that 2020 has not been the best year for jobs. Covid-19 has caused people to lose their jobs as they are currently under lockdown. That means you may be wondering why you should think about applying if you are currently between jobs.
In some cases, not having a high wage may stand you in good stead, as it could make you eligible for a claim. However, it is also worth speaking with your partner about it, because if neither of you are earning a wage then you may find that you cannot make a transfer. Every situation is different, that’s why we would recommend you speaking with an experienced solicitor from Gowing Law to find out what you could be owed. You can also find out if you are eligible or not.
Is Gowing Law doing anything else for Christmas?
Of course, Gowing Law is always excited about the Christmas season! Our biggest aim for the next two months is to help our clients with their financial mishandling claims. This includes PPI Tax Claims and Marriage Tax Claims. We understand that the year has been a bit bleak. That’s why we intend to put a smile back on your face with a pay-out from HMRC. We endeavor to help you pay less tax so you can have more spending money for Christmas.
Over the next 2 months, we plan to have a range of giveaways, competitions, fun blogs, videos and social posts for you to enjoy. That way you can let us handle the difficulties of your tax claim, whilst you can sit back and enjoy the season.
Keep an eye on Gowing Law’s seasonal updates by signing up to our social media pages and our newsletter. We always write about our latest updates and will keep you in the know-how about UK legal policies. You should also watch our blog to see fun blogs and videos about the holiday season and personal injury claims. We’ll always make sure there’s something entertaining for you to read and enjoy.
Don’t forget about Gowing Law’s Loyalty Scheme!
Another thing that may give you something extra over the Christmas period is Gowing Law’s loyalty scheme. Currently, we are hosting a scheme that is solely for our personal injury clients. If you recommend someone to work with our solicitors, and we win their case, you could be gifted £300 as a thank you! Make sure to check out our loyalty page to find out more information about our terms and conditions.
We are also working towards creating a Loyalty Scheme App that is just for our clients! The app will be for your phone and will consist of our daily giveaways and competitions. By entering these giveaways, you have the opportunity to win vouchers, prizes and much, much more.
Feel free to get in contact if you want more information about our loyalty scheme. It is currently still being developed so we would be grateful for your patient. But if you also have any recommendations for the app, we would be more than happy to listen! Write in your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gowing Law can help you with your marriage tax claims!
This holiday season, let Gowing Law Solicitors help you get a successful marriage tax claim. We can handle all of the tricky paperwork and get you on track so you can have a well-deserved tax-break. To start with, our solicitors can offer you consultations and advice to get started. If you are happy to work with our team, we can work on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means there will be no hidden fees and we will always be upfront about our solicitors’ costs.
To get started, all you need to do is fill out our marriage tax form. It should take around 30 seconds to complete and will give our Manchester lawyers all of the information they will need to get started. It will then take around 6-8 weeks to get your claim sorted. Feel free to keep in contact to find out the position your claim is at.
Read more about marriage tax claims!
We always keep our blog updated with the latest information about UK legal claims. This includes marriage tax claims and seasonal updates. Make sure to keep checking back to see our new content. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know what you want us to write about. Send in your topics to email@example.com. You can also check out our socials and blogs to see what’s new!
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