We can recover the basic rate tax you paid on your donation:
Did you know that for every £1 donated by individuals (who pay tax in the UK) to the Charity we can claim back 25p from the Inland Revenue (HMRC) which, put into simple terms means that for every £1,000 raised we can claim back £250 from the Government in gift aid!
To qualify for Gift Aid, what you pay in income tax or capital gains tax must at least equal the amount of tax all charities and community amateur sports clubs that you donate to will claim in the appropriate year.
We can also claim gift aid on sponsor money.
Please always make sure your sponsors tick the gift aid box on your sponsor form and fill in their name and address too. Please Click Here to print out our Sponsorship & Gift Aid Declaration form.
Donate Tax Refunds to Charity.
If you complete a tax return and are due a refund you can ask HMRC to treat all or part of it as a Gift Aid Donation. You will need our Gift Aid reference XT3488.
Your questions answered:
What if I don't pay tax?
Please note that if you are retired, you may still pay tax on savings or on a private pension plan.
What if I pay a higher rate of tax?
If you pay tax at the higher rate you can still claim relief on your gross donation at the difference between the higher and lower tax rates when completing your annual tax return form.
What if my circumstances change?
If you no longer pay enough tax to qualify for Gift Aid, please let us know, and we will update our records.
If you have any other questions on Gift Aid please contact us and we will try to answer them!