Registering your marriage or civil partnership with Revenue Jersey
When you marry or enter into a civil partnership you will need to complete the notification form and send it to us with a copy of the marriage or civil partnership certificate.
Marriage or civil partnership notification for Revenue Jersey
How tax works for married couples and civil partners
Jersey law brings your income together to calculate your tax and there are higher tax thresholds available.
Allowances, reliefs and deductions for tax
Civil partners' tax information
One person in the relationship is responsible for completing the forms and paying the tax. This is the primary taxpayer. You're the primary taxpayer if:
- you're the husband in an opposite sex marriage
- you're the older spouse in a same sex marriage
- you're the older partner in a civil partnership*
*unless at the time of the civil partnership the younger partner elected to be the primary taxpayer.
Access to information
From the year of assessment 2021 both spouses or civil partners will be able to freely request or access information on the tax record that relates to this and future years. A letter of consent will still be required for earlier years.
If you want to complete your own tax return and only be liable for your proportion of the total tax bill in your own right you can elect for separate assessments.
There is no tax advantage or disadvantage to being separately assessed. The tax calculation is still based on both your incomes and any tax deductions that may be available.
Separate assessments for married couples and civil partnerships
Tax in the year you get married or become a civil partner
If you're the primary taxpayer you will need to complete your return with your income for the year. You will also need to declare your spouse or civil partner's income, unless you have elected for separate assessments, but only from the date of marriage or civil partnership.
Your spouse or civil partner will complete their own return up to the date of marriage or civil partnership.
If you're employed, your ITIS effective tax rate will need reviewing in the year you get married to ensure you're paying the correct amount.
If you permanently separate from your spouse or civil partner you will need to let us know.
You will complete your own individual returns from the date of separation and be responsible for paying your own tax. However, you may still have tax to pay up to the date of separation.
Tell Revenue Jersey about separating from your spouse or civil partner