A guide to Gift Aid for donors
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.
What do I have to do?
In order for a charity to claim Gift Aid, you need to update the â€˜GiftAidâ€™ details in your account (). These details include your title and address as well as whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Note: 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.
When you make a donation, youâ€™ll have a option to tick, or untick the Gift Aid declaration option, enabling a charity to subsequently claim GiftAid.
Note: GiftAid cannot be claimed in the following cases:
When making a donation in return for tickets (raffles, events and auctions) or goods and services.
Making a donation on behalf of someone else or a group of people e.g a friend gives you a Â£5 note, which you subsequently donate to your own page (HMRC requires the individual donorâ€™s details).
Making a donation on behalf of a company. You can only make Gift Aid declarations on your own taxpayer status when spending your own money.
If a charity is contributing to the cost. For example, if the charity is paying for the cost of an event / challenge.