HMRC: Changes to Gift Aid declarations

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As of 20 January 2016, HMRC have updated the guidance on making Gift Aid declarations for one-off donations, multiple donations and sponsored events. The key section of the guidance that has been affected by the changes is Chapter 3, in particular 3.5 and 3.6.

Through the guidance, they have updated what information is required from a potential donor and constructed a shorter and clearer declaration form to save charities unnecessary time and expense.

The up to date guidance can be accessed at the following link: - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charities-detailed-guidance-notes/chapter-3-gift-aid

Key action points for trustees:

  • Charities may wish to alert donors to the new guidance.
  • All trustees should ensure they keep up to date on the guidance around Gift Aid and the donation process.

For further information, please contact our charities team.