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Posted Fri, 08 Dec 2023 17:25:40 GMT by Alpa
If couple is registered as foster carer and wife as a main carer, do we need to split their income between 50/50 in couple ? In that case, do we need to divide annual tax exemption of £10,000 and tax relief after every child between couple equally? Since last 5 years, foster carer's income had been declared under wife's name. If allowed as mentioned earlier, from this tax year, can we split income and tax exemption and tax relief from current year as it will be different from the past years submission?
Posted Thu, 14 Dec 2023 12:42:07 GMT by HMRC Admin 5
Hi

If you are both registered as foster carers, yes you need to split everything. Please see guidance at Qualifying care relief for carers (Self Assessment helpsheet HS236)
You may therefore need to revisit the information you submitted for previous years.

Thank you

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