Declare Dividend?

Hi,
My wife currently earns around £9000 and will receive dividends of around £2500 next year, making a total income of around £11500. The dividends are above the dividend allowance but the total income is below the personal allowance. Will she need to declare the dividend income to HMRC?

Thanks for your time. 

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  • Dazed_and_C0nfused
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    edited 10 January at 1:50PM
    Stegor said:
    Hi,
    My wife currently earns around £9000 and will receive dividends of around £2500 next year, making a total income of around £11500. The dividends are above the dividend allowance but the total income is below the personal allowance. Will she need to declare the dividend income to HMRC?

    Thanks for your time. 
    She probably won't be able to benefit from the dividend nil rate (aka Dividend Allowance) as that can only be used once the Personal Allowance has been used.

    No material impact on your wife but you seem to think she can use the nil rate band and she will only be able to use (some of) that if her Personal Allowance is £11,310 not £12,570.
  • Stegor
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    Hi, thanks for the reply. I understand the dividend allowance doesn't come into play until she has used up her personal allowance, but does she still need to declare the dividend income to HMRC? Thanks again.
  • george4064
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    edited 12 January at 8:51AM
    What type of account is the shares/investments that are paying the dividends held in? 
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  • eskbanker
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    edited 12 January at 11:31AM
    Stegor said:
    Hi, thanks for the reply. I understand the dividend allowance doesn't come into play until she has used up her personal allowance, but does she still need to declare the dividend income to HMRC? Thanks again.
    Not if it's below £10K, unless she already self-assesses:

    https://www.gov.uk/tax-on-dividends
  • lindabea
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    edited 12 January at 12:22PM
    eskbanker said:
    Stegor said:
    Hi, thanks for the reply. I understand the dividend allowance doesn't come into play until she has used up her personal allowance, but does she still need to declare the dividend income to HMRC? Thanks again.
    Not if it's below £10K, unless she already self-assesses:

    https://www.gov.uk/tax-on-dividends
    Hello eskbanker -I think you mean to say below £1K.  The gov link you gave says that you need to inform HMRC if your dividend is upto £10K and above that you fall into self assessment.  But the way I understand it is that if your dividend is within the div allowance, you don't need to inform them as no tax is due.   
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    edited 12 January at 12:28PM
    lindabea said:
    eskbanker said:
    Stegor said:
    Hi, thanks for the reply. I understand the dividend allowance doesn't come into play until she has used up her personal allowance, but does she still need to declare the dividend income to HMRC? Thanks again.
    Not if it's below £10K, unless she already self-assesses:

    https://www.gov.uk/tax-on-dividends
    But the way I understand it is that if your dividend is within the div allowance, you don't need to inform them as no tax is due.   
    True but the OP receives £2,500 pa so not within the 'allowance' hence the query
  • eskbanker
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    lindabea said:
    eskbanker said:
    Stegor said:
    Hi, thanks for the reply. I understand the dividend allowance doesn't come into play until she has used up her personal allowance, but does she still need to declare the dividend income to HMRC? Thanks again.
    Not if it's below £10K, unless she already self-assesses:

    https://www.gov.uk/tax-on-dividends
    Hello eskbanker -I think you mean to say below £1K.  The gov link you gave says that you need to inform HMRC if your dividend is upto £10K and above that you fall into self assessment.  But the way I understand it is that if your dividend is within the div allowance, you don't need to inform them as no tax is due.   
    My answer was specifically in the context of OP's wife earning less than her personal allowance in total....
  • lindabea
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    ColdIron said:
    lindabea said:
    eskbanker said:
    Stegor said:
    Hi, thanks for the reply. I understand the dividend allowance doesn't come into play until she has used up her personal allowance, but does she still need to declare the dividend income to HMRC? Thanks again.
    Not if it's below £10K, unless she already self-assesses:

    https://www.gov.uk/tax-on-dividends
    But the way I understand it is that if your dividend is within the div allowance, you don't need to inform them as no tax is due.   
    True but the OP receives £2,500 pa so not within the 'allowance' hence the query
    Exactly the point I'm making.  The OP's wife receives £2.5K in dividends ie below £10K so she will need to inform HMRC, yet eskbanker is saying she dos not need to inform HMRC because it is below £10K.  

    I'm not trying to labour this point; I just need to fully understand the correct requirement as I'm also in a position this year where my div if £2500, so do I need to inform HMRC  The way I interpret eskbanker's reply is that I don't need to but this is contrary to the link.  
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  • lindabea
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    eskbanker said:
    lindabea said:
    eskbanker said:
    Stegor said:
    Hi, thanks for the reply. I understand the dividend allowance doesn't come into play until she has used up her personal allowance, but does she still need to declare the dividend income to HMRC? Thanks again.
    Not if it's below £10K, unless she already self-assesses:

    https://www.gov.uk/tax-on-dividends
    Hello eskbanker -I think you mean to say below £1K.  The gov link you gave says that you need to inform HMRC if your dividend is upto £10K and above that you fall into self assessment.  But the way I understand it is that if your dividend is within the div allowance, you don't need to inform them as no tax is due.   
    My answer was specifically in the context of OP's wife earning less than her personal allowance in total....
    That may well be the case, but why qualify it with 'if it's below £10K.  That's what I'm finding confusing
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