Turn every £1 donation into £1.25
Under Gift Aid, the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will usually top up every £1 given to Alzheimer Scotland with 25p. So Alzheimer Scotland could receive £250 for every £1,000 you donate with no extra expense to you.
For donations to be eligible for Gift Aid, the donor needs to be a UK taxpayer and have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that they donate to will reclaim on their gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. Alzheimer Scotland will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 that a donor gives up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that a donor gives on or after 6 April 2008.
This means, for Alzheimer Scotland to claim £2.50 on a £10 donation, the sponsor must have paid at least £2.50 in tax. Gift Aid cannot be claimed on company donations.To allow us to claim this much-needed additional income, you must
- Write your full name and title.
- Include your home address with full postcode.
- Donate individually. You cannot make joint donations, for example from Mr and Mrs Smith as the HMRC needs to determine who the taxpayer is.
Please note that money raised through sales of tickets, goods or refreshments is not eligible for Gift Aid.
DownloadGift Aid Declaration form (doc) - a declaration can be backdated for up to 4 years
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