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I am a 75 year old widow who pays standard rate income tax.

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I am a 75 year old widow who pays standard rate income tax. I have partner (we are not married) who lives on the continent and would like to send money to my current account each month. The amount suggested is £1000 per calendar month and is purely as a gift. Would this extra money have any effect on my tax position ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome to the site. Thank you for your question.

Gifts are free of taxation in the UK. You as a recipient of a cash gift would receive it free of any tax.
You don't have to report the sum received on your tax return.

Please safeguard yourself by having some form of documention from your partner confirming it is a gift.

I hope this is helpful and answers your question.

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