1125N is a common tax code for people who have taken advantage of the Marriage Allowance for the 2020/21 tax year.

What does it mean?

Nearly everyone is entitled to a tax-free personal allowance, which means that a certain amount of your earnings each year are paid to you without being taxed. For most people this amount is £12,500.

If you earn less than this, the Marriage Allowance allows you to transfer 10% of your allowance to your wife, husband or civil partner. This increases their own tax-free earnings, meaning as a couple you don’t lose all of the benefit.

If your tax code is 1125N, it means that you have transferred £1,250 of your personal allowance to your partner, leaving you with an allowance of £11,250.

 These figures are correct for the 2020/21 tax year.