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I am married and working and have a tax rate of 40%. I have

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I am married and working and have a tax rate of 40%. I have no other inco e so the tax is done automatically through my employer.
Since a year ago my wife started a temporary work for which she receives a total annual income below the UK tax threshold, and she receives no pension or any other benefits.
Do I need to include my wife's earnings in a joint tax return? So far we have not done this since she's below the threshold.
Thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  TonyTax replied 1 year ago.
Hi.There is no such thing as a joint tax return for married couples and there hasn't been for about 25 years. Most taxpayers don't need to complete a personal tax return and from what you have said about your wife's situation, she almost certainly does not need to complete one. Use the guide here to check. If both spouses were required to complete tax returns, they would complete individual returns and include their respective shares of income from jointly held sources such as bank accounts or interest or rental properties in addition to their own independent incomes.I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.

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