Gift Aid is a tax relief for charities in the UK which increases the value of donations. When UK taxpayers donate, the charity is able to claim an additional 25% of the value of the donation.
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Gift Aid FAQ's
What if I am a pensioner?

You might still pay tax on a private pension scheme or a savings account or pay capital gains tax if you sell property or shares. We recommend that you check with your pension's advisor. The amount of tax you have paid needs to be equal to or more than the amount we will be reclaiming in Gift Aid each tax year.
How much more will my donations be worth?
For every £1 you donate, we can claim an extra 25p from the government. So a £20 gift will be worth £25 – with the extra £5 coming from the government. It also counts for donations you’ve made in the past, up to four years ago.
What if I am a higher rate taxpayer?

Hope Rescue can only reclaim tax on your gift at the basic rate. If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of 40% and the basic rate of 20% in your Self-Assessment and make a donation to Hope Rescue dogs.
When can’t I claim Gift Aid?

When you’re making a donation on behalf of someone else or a group of people. For example, if a friend gives you £10 which you donate to your Fundraising Page using your own card and details. Even if your friend is a UK taxpayer, the donation is not eligible because HMRC needs to know the details of the person actually contributing the funds.
When you’re making a donation on behalf of a company. You can only make Gift Aid declarations on your own taxpayer status when spending your own money. However, a company can claim tax relief on the donation when donating directly to the charity.
When you’re making a donation to a family member who’s taking part in an event and their charity is contributing to the cost. For example, if you’re donating to a close family member who is doing an overseas trek and the charity is paying for the cost of their
Can I sign up to Gift Aid online?
Is my signature required?

No. HMRC only requires a tick box declaration along with your full name and address.
Where can I find more information?

You can find out more about Gift Aid by visiting the HM Revenue and Customs website