Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Gift Aid

Churches are charities, and can recover the basic-rate tax paid on donations made by donors who are UK taxpayers. Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £1 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £1.25 to the church. The system is easy to set up and operate. In addition the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme(GASDS) allows for a Gift Aid style repayment on small cash donations under £20 received in churches.

Gift Aid

giftaiditThere are a number of advice sheets regarding Gift Aid available at Parish Resources including

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS)

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme: allows parishes to claim a Gift-Aid style repayment to be received on small cash and contactless card donations of £20 or less up to a threshold of £8,000 of donated income per tax year per church.

Card Readers and Gift Aid

Small donations (under £20) are treated as  GASDs as explained above.

For FAQ click here. Section 4 provides guidance on claiming Gift Aid on card payments

There’s also a short web clip on ‘How To Claim Gift Aid’ here – it’s the fourth and final video on the webpage.






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