Make your gift tax efficient!
Have you considered gift aiding your donation? If you can gift aid your donation, it means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated. Please fill in a gift aid declaration here:
This Gift Aid form is used for all donations given directly to the church, where we are aware of the full donor name and address, and where we have a valid form on record. Where a third party is used to collect the donation, the Gift Aid claim is processed by them e.g. payroll giving, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), JustGiving.
Gift Aid allows the congregation (as a registered charity, 236173) to reclaim the tax already paid on your offering. This equates to an increase of 25% on donations (based on current basic rate Income Tax of 20%).
In addition, higher rate or additional rate taxpayers can claim further personal tax relief at 20% or 25% (equating to 25p or 31.25p for every £1 donated), respectively.
- Gifts must be your own money and not, for example, the proceeds of a collection.
- If you have previously submitted a Gift Aid form, please confirm, for your own comfort, that you still pay sufficient income or capital gains tax.
For more information on tax efficient giving, see the HMRC website: https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid
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