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Gift Aid

Gift aid is tax relief on money donated to UK charities. So, for every pound you give we can claim back 25p from the Government.
Donations are treated as if the donor had already deducted basic rate tax from them. We then reclaim this tax to increase the value of a donation.

Gift aid rules

Donors must

  • pay enough UK income tax and/or capital gains tax themselves to cover the amount of tax we will reclaim
  • give us a gift aid declaration, which should include
    - their name
    - their home address
    - the charity’s name
    - details of the donation – saying that it is a gift aid donation
    - confirmation that they have paid UK tax – to cover the tax the charity will reclaim.

A declaration can be made to cover individual donations,a series of donations, can cover donations made during a specified period or to cover all future donations. They can also be backdated for up to 6 years prior to the date of the declaration provided the donation was made since 6 April 2000.

If you would like to gift aid your giving to the parish please contact David Barker on 01733 269412.

Will all gift aid holders please note that we will assume you continue to pay income tax, and claim the parish rebate accordingly, unless we are told to the contrary. If you have ceased paying tax please let David Barker know on 01733 269412. All gift-aiders who use the envelope scheme are reminded that in order for us to make a claim for your giving, it is essential that you use your envelopes.