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What is Gift Aid?

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Gift Aid

This is a government scheme which allows the congregation (as a registered charity) to reclaim the tax you have already paid on the money you give in your offering.

How does the Church benefit?

While the basic rate of Income Tax is 20%, the congregation can recover tax at the rate of 25%.

  • Every £1 given becomes £1.25.
  • £4 becomes £5.
  • £12 becomes £15.
  • £20 becomes £25.
  • £40 becomes £50.
  • £100 becomes £125.
  • £500 becomes £625.
  • £1,000 becomes £1.250.

If members of the congregation give a total of £50,000 as Gift Aid contributions, the tax refund will increase this to £62,500.

If members of the congregation give a total of £100,000 as Gift Aid contributions, the tax refund will increase this to £125,000.

Who can give through Gift Aid?

Anyone who pays Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax.

You must pay an amount of tax in the tax year which is at least equal to the tax which the congregation reclaims on your offering.