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Advice on verifying to third parties that the PCC does have charitable status, without necessarily having a Charity Registration Number can be found here.
Charities and Tax
Churches Legislation Advisory Service Guide to VAT
This short guide (Click here to view) is intended as a helpful summary of the VAT system as it affects the Churches – and no more than that. It is neither approved nor endorsed by HMRC.Although these notes are intended to be helpful guidance, they have no binding force and decisions in individual cases depend on all the facts and circumstances. HMRC itself publishes on-line VAT guidance for charities and not-for-profit organisations.
The rules relating to VAT can be extremely complex; and any church about to embark on a new venture which might engage VAT (such as building work) should seek professional advice at the outset.
Accounting and Reporting
You can find the electronic version of “PCC Accountability -The Charities Act 2011 and the PCC”
(latterly known as the “Green Book”) on the C of E site here:
The Stewardship website has a helpful review on accounting packages for churches and charities. You may also like to note that the Parish Buying website offers Data Developments software at a discounted price.
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Payroll Bureaux: Stewardship Payroll Bureau