Gift Aid - an overview
HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS
'Gift aid is tax relief on money donated to UK charities. We treat donations as if the donor had already deducted basic rate tax from them. The charity can 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 the charity will reclaim
Give the charity a gift aid declaration, which should include - their name - their home address - their signature - the charity’s name - details of the donation – stating that it is a gift aid donation
Confirmation that they have paid UK tax – to cover the tax the charity will reclaim.
The Benefits for 8th Ashford Scout Group
This government backed scheme has enabled charities such as scouting to claim back the tax on the subscriptions or 'subs' that you pay to the group. This has given us at 8th Ashford a substansital boost to our annual income.
We encourage all new members to complete this declaration at the time of joining, if you fall within the guidelines set out above.
If you were not able to fill in a declation at the time of joining but now find your circumstances have changed please print out the form, complete and hand to your section leader.
Thank you for your valued support with this scheme.