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Yes , i would suggest that you do that. However welcome to an exercise in financial futility as 600 quid per month [7200 pa] is well below the Personal allowance level so would not be taxed in her hands anyway. However, beware of the ni**er in the wood pile, to use a non PC expression. That is the State Pension (SP), taxable, but paid gross. If she is in receipt of a SP then this could well push her into a taxable situation and she should be making an annual self assessment tax declaration every year. If the US federal tax authorities are deducting tax from her US Social Security payments then these are, under the Double Taxation Treaty between the UK and the US, and indeed with several individual States within the Union as well, allowed as a tax credit against UK liability on the same income stream.
I am so sorry to have to rain on your parade, the situation is not quite as simple as one might have thought.
If she scrapes under the Personal Allowance with the combined total all should be well. Otherwise HMRC will trample all over her for peanuts in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties. That is official policy as tangling with the big boys with their armies of lawyers and accountants is a waste of scarce resources.
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After unpaid taxes add ',interest and penalties'
Except for the US pension!
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