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 by the donor.
You can also ‘Gift Aid’ donations of items you donate for us to sell at our shops.
PLEASE make sure you ask people to tick Gift Aid on your sponsor forms – this makes a huge difference!
~ We can receive an additional 25p for every £1 donated. ~
The Hospice takes your donation – which is money you’ve already paid tax on – and reclaims the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.
Q. What is a Gift Aid Declaration?
A. This is simply an authorisation from you giving Halton Haven Hospice permission to claim tax on any donation you make.
Q. Will I have to do extra paperwork?
A. No. We deal with the tax office to reclaim the tax. Signing the form to confirm you are a tax payer is all you have to do.
Q. Can anyone sign a Gift Aid Declaration form?
A. Anyone who pays UK income tax qualifies for tax relief on donations to charity. This does not mean you have to be in work, any tax you pay on your pension or on your saving’s interest also qualifies.
Q. Can tax only be claimed on large donations?
A. No. Tax can be claimed on any donation over 50p.
Q. Can Halton Haven Hospice claim tax on more than one donation?
A. Yes. Once you have signed the declaration, tax can be claimed on any donations you make after the date you sign. To qualify for Gift Aid, what you pay in income tax or capital gains tax must at least equal the amount we will claim in the tax year.