Marriage tax perk should be increased TEN-FOLD to £2,500 a year, think-tank ...

Marriage tax perk should be increased TEN-FOLD to £2,500 a year to reward stay-at-home spouses, think-tank says Married people earning under £12,500 can pass on part of allowance to spouse Think tank Onward want to increased this threshold to cover whole £12,500 of the Personal Allowance Change would 'recognise families rather than just individuals in the tax system'

By John Stevens Deputy Political Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:12 GMT, 12 January 2021 | Updated: 00:14 GMT, 12 January 2021

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The marriage tax allowance should be increased ten-fold to reward stay-at-home and part-time spouses with caring duties, a think-tank has said.

A married person who earns less than the £12,500 income tax threshold can transfer £1,250 of their personal allowance to their spouse, reducing their tax bill by up to £250 a year.

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Onward said in a report that the policy should be turbo-charged to cover the entire £12,500 – saving up to £2,500.

'This would recognise families rather than just individuals through the tax

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