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Gift Aid information

Gift Aid is a government initiative that allows any donations you make to charity to be personally tax-effective, and at the same time, it increases the value of your donation to the charity by 25% 

 Generally it is considered that if you are employed and paying tax on your income, your donations are eligible for Gift Aid claim. 

 However, even If you are not employed, your donations may still be eligible if you pay tax on: 

1.      Personal or occupational pension

2.      Stocks and shares

3.      Bank and building society savings accounts

4.      Rental income

5.      Overseas and UK investment dividends.

The following form of donations are not eligible to claim Gift Aid:

  1. Donations made by anyone that is not a UK taxpayer
  2. Donations made on behalf of someone else or a group of people - For example, you collect money from your friends and family and then made a bulk donation.  Even if they are UK taxpayers, the donation is not eligible. HMRC needs a Gift Aid declaration from each of the donors contributing to the collection.
  3. Donations made in return for something - For example, you are making a donation in return for a ticket to attend an event, or a raffle ticket

Donations made on behalf of a company are not eligible for Gift Aid.  You may only make Gift Aid declarations on your personal taxpayer status. However, a company can claim tax relief on the donation when donating directly to the charity.

When claiming Gift Aid reimbursement, we are required to inform your name and postal address to HMRC.

Important:  Please notify Shakiry Charity for Social Solidarity if you:

Higher rate taxpayers:  If you pay Income Tax at the higher rate, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return if you want to receive the additional tax relief due to you.