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Posted Sat, 07 Oct 2023 11:43:58 GMT by Pebble Beach
Hi, I now realise my wife and I have made an error for 2022/2023 SA wrt Marriage Allowance. I completed my SA online assuming I would still be entitled to Marriage Allowance since my wife had applied for it AND was previously a non-taxpayer. For that tax year my wife has no spare allowance to transfer to me. Consequently (inadvertantly) I have paid £251 (20% of 10% of £12570) too little tax and my wife has paid £251 too much tax since she lost part of her Personal Allowance. On balance we have paid the correct amount of tax between us (I think). I thought I would try to correct my tax return but realised that the Marriage Allowance would first need to be cancelled (by my wife). When she tried to cancel it, it can only be cancelled from beginning of Tax Year 2024/45 (as far as I can see). So I still can't correct it for 2022/23 (or 2023/24!). She has now cancelled her Marriage Allowance transfer to me. So, given that the total tax we paid between us is correct, do I need to do anything? And if so, what? Or should I just let the error run on for 2022/23 and 2023/24 knowing it will correct itself for the year 2024/25? Thanks
Posted Sun, 15 Oct 2023 20:15:54 GMT by Pebble Beach
Any help please?
Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2023 10:29:14 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi Pebble Beach,

Yes the transfer will be cancelled for the 2024/25 tax year onwards.
You do not need to do anything as the tax paid jointly will be correct. 

Thank you.

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