I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.
The details you submit in this declaration will be held securely and used only for processing Gift Aid – they will not be used for any other purpose, or shared with anyone other than HMRC. Your details will be retained for as long as required by HMRC. Currently this is 6 years after a Gift Aid claim is made.
Please notify us at email@example.com if you:
wish to cancel this declaration
change your name or move home (it is vital that our records match HMRC’s records)
no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains
If you don’t think you can Gift Aid your donations, please notify us by clicking here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a special tax relief which benefits UK charities and can provide your church with vital additional income. If you are a UK tax-payer, Gift Aid increases the value of your giving by 25% because Streatham Central Church can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gifts at no extra cost to you – but you must opt-in!
Gift Aid boosts your church’s income by adding an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. Therefore, if you give £100 each month to your church and complete a Gift Aid declaration, your giving is boosted by HMRC so that it becomes £125 each month or £1,500 each year! Imagine what a difference that could make to the gospel work your church is doing!
Am I able to Gift Aid?
If you are a UK tax-payer, you will be able Gift Aid your donations as long as you pay a sufficient amount of Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in that financial year. The tax you pay must be equivalent (or more) to the amount of Gift Aid that all the charities you support will reclaim on your donations in that tax year. From April 2019, the Income Tax Personal Allowance has increased to £12,500 for most individuals and therefore if your income is below £12,500, you will no longer be able to Gift Aid your charitable giving. If you make a Gift Aid declaration and do not pay sufficient tax, then it will be your responsibility to pay the difference to HMRC.
What if I am a higher-rate tax payer?
The scheme has additional benefits for higher rate tax payers too. If you pay a higher rate of tax, you may be able to ask HMRC to adjust your tax code (so that you pay less tax) or use your self-assessment tax return to claim back the difference between the basic rate of tax reclaimed by the charity and your highest rate.