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    Wife's tax liability

    I know variations on this question have been asked before, so will keep it brief.
    We jointly own a rental. My share of income needs declaring on tax return, no question.
    But my wife has no other income.
    Does she need to declare it, as it's well below her allowance. I've read that anything over £2500 has to be declared, is this the case?
    Does declare mean a full tax return or just a letter to HMRC?

    Just get her to register with HMRC for Self Assessment, she still needs to declare it.


      Your wife should tell HMRC about her new source of income.
      They will decide how she needs to report her income - it may be a self assessment return or it may be less formal.
      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


        Many thanks, have taken the self assessment route. It's a fairly simple process for such limited income declaration.


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