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    • tron05
    • By tron05 24th Sep 17, 9:51 PM
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    Query: Any benefit for sponsoring spouse's post graduation
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    • 24th Sep 17, 9:51 PM
    Query: Any benefit for sponsoring spouse's post graduation 24th Sep 17 at 9:51 PM
    Hey all!

    I have been following MSE forums for all my financial decisions and posting for the first time as i couldn't already find any thread related to my query.

    I am on a Tier 2 General visa in UK and would be sponsoring my spouse's(on Tier 2 Dependent) post graduation course. As she applied late for the course, we could not get any financial grant/scholarship and would be paying up the full course amount(around GBP 11,500).

    I am considering to take this on my existing credit card and transfer it to a balance transfer credit card(applied for Barclay 25 months fee free card).

    My query is regarding benefits from tax point of view. I did some research and could not find any tax relief for sponsoring education of my spouse. Again, I have only been 9 months in UK, hence would like to check with you all if there is any benefit i can claim for sponsoring her post graduation(preferable, as i am in higher rate) or if i get the invoices on her name, would she get any tax benefits once she starts work?

    Thanks for looking in. Have a good day!
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    • _shel
    • By _shel 25th Sep 17, 6:55 AM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 6:55 AM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 6:55 AM
    Why would you get tax relief for paying her fees? There are none and none once She qualifies, just your credit card left to pay.
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    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 25th Sep 17, 8:32 AM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 8:32 AM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 8:32 AM
    Hello tron05 and welcome to the MSE forum.

    I have never heard of any tax deductions for individuals sponsoring the tuition fees of their family in the UK. So think you are out of luck on this one.
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    • tron05
    • By tron05 3rd Oct 17, 4:39 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 4:39 PM
    Thank you!

    Had put up this query as there were tax relief on the interest amount paid on education loans in the Country I moved out from.
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