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Are you making the most of Gift Aid?

A recent survey suggests that 4 in 10 charities do not maximise their gift aid claims due to administration and complexity of the rules involved.

A survey of 896 charities carried out by a group including the Charity Finance Directors Group (, the Charity Tax Group ( and the Institute of Fundraising ( found that 81% of respondents would like to simplify the system by moving to an electronic database for storing Gift Aid declarations instead of the current paper based system and 93% of organisations would like to be able to file claims online.

Other ideas for simplification included changes to the current rules on auctions, sponsored events and donations through self-assessment tax returns.

If you need advice or guidance on the Gift Aid scheme, please contact us and arrange to speak to one of our charity tax specialists.



Date: 26th August, 2010
Author: Wendy Bambrick


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