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Tax –Effective Giving – How it works

The government recognises the value of charities and the role that they play in making the future better for everyone. The government gives support to the work of charities by allowing donations to be made tax effectively.

There are two types of tax effective regular giving by which we are able to support the work of our ten partner charities.

 

Payroll Giving

With Payroll Giving, your donation is made from your salary before tax is deducted so you can give more while the donation costs you less.

Blindcare has many donors who choose to give us regular support through their employer’s payroll giving scheme.

If you are an employee and are unfamiliar with Payroll Giving please find out more HERE.

Payroll Giving Form

Employers not yet offering a scheme to their employers can read about the process HERE.

Gift Aid

With Gift Aid, your donation is made from money you’ve already paid tax on, but Blindcare can benefit from tax already paid.

The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted. Blindcare can receive your donation and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to us.

In order to make a Gift Aid donation to Blindcare you’ll need to make a Gift Aid declaration. You can do this through our donation processor, Charity Checkout, who will obtain the details necessary for us to claim Gift Aid, or make a regular donation by Standing Order, which also enables us to receive Gift Aid.

Standing Order Form

Other Types of Tax-Effective Giving

There are other opportunities to give tax-effectively if you give land, property or qualifying shares to Blindcare, you can claim Income Tax relief and lower your tax bill, as well as getting Capital Gains Tax relief. Please read the guidance and contact Blindcare.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/guidance-notes/chapter5/chapter_5.htm

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