What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer at no extra cost to you. For Example:nnYou donate £100 the government will contribute 25% of your donation as Gift Aid (£25 in this case), the total donation will be £125.n(£100 + 25% Gift Aid = £125 total donation)
What do I have to do?
When you donate, you’ll be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Please note that Gift Aid can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at a rate at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year.
How can I change my Gift Aid status?
To make things easier in future, your Gift Aid status will be saved for the next time you donate. You can change your gift aid status by filling out the update Gift Aid form u003ca href=u0022http://1stcombs.suffolkscouts.org.uk/gift-aid-status/u0022u003eHERE.u003c/au003e
Gift Aid should not be claimed when:
Under UK law, certain donations are not eligible for Gift Aid. If your donation falls into any of the following categories, Gift Aid shouldn’t be claimed:nu003culu003en tu003cliu003eDonations made by anyone who is not a UK taxpayer.*u003c/liu003en tu003cliu003eDonations made on behalf of someone else or a group of people – For example, you collect money from your friends and family and then made a bulk donation. Even if they are UK taxpayers, the donation is not eligible. HMRC needs a Gift Aid declaration from each of the donors contributing to the collection.u003c/liu003en tu003cliu003eDonations made in return for something. For example, you are making a donation in return for a ticket to attend an event, most purchases of goods at an auction, a cake sale donation, or buying a raffle ticket.u003c/liu003en tu003cliu003eDonations made on behalf of a company (however, the company can claim tax relief on the donation when donating directly to the charity).u003c/liu003en tu003cliu003eBenefits to higher-rate taxpayersu003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003e
What if I am not a UK taxpayer?
The Gift Aid scheme is unique to the UK, your donation will not be eligible for Gift Aid.
What if I am a pensioner?
You may still be paying tax on a private pension plan or a savings account, or capital gains tax if you sell either some property or shares. You are still eligible if you have paid enough tax during the year to cover the amount we are reclaiming on your donations.
Gift Aid Declaration Form
Please download and fill out the Gift Aid Form below and either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it back to us using the Gift Aid submission form below.
Please click Here to download the gift aid form.
Gift Aid Donation Form
If you have friends and relatives who are tax payers and wish to make a donation to us.
Please download and fill out the Gift Aid Donation Form below and either email it to email@example.com or send it back to us using the Gift Aid submission form below.
Please click Here to download the Gift Aid Donation Form.