25 Apr 2016

How will the new changes to Gift Aid impact you?

 Gift Aid

On 6 April 2016, important changes to Gift Aid taxation came into effect that might have an impact on your charity and the donations you receive.

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) introduced changes to the wording required for new Gift Aid Declarations. The new model is shorter, and is there to make things clearer. But not writing the proper description could mean that your charity will miss out on some crucial income.

With MyDonate your charity gets receives the donation – as well as the full 25 per cent Gift Aid – with no fees beyond those charged by a donor’s debit or credit-card company.

We’ve taken away the hassle

Even though the new changes are there to make things easier, we collect Gift Aid for your charity on your behalf, at no cost to you. We know how important Gift Aid is to charity income and want to explain some extra features on the site to help you with the new Gift Aid rules.

  • Our Gift Aid Declaration is up to date and compliant with the new HMRC guidelines
  • Gift Aid is opt-in ensuring your donor is making an informed choice
  • Hints and tips through the MyDonate user journey advise on whether Gift Aid should be selected or not.
  • Gift Aid can be switched off completely by the fundraiser or charity for individual pages or events such as raffles or auctions.
  • We’re compliant with the ‘connected persons’ rules regarding Gift Aid eligibility for activities where the Charity is contributing to the Fundraiser costs.

For full details of the new Gift Aid Declaration, and more information on all the changes to Gift Aid, visit: www.gov.uk/claim-gift-aid

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