Charity news

Annual returns The Charity Commission, which is the relevant body for charities registered in England and Wales, has announced that its latest annual return is now available and can be found on GOV.UK. All registered charities, in England... Read Full Article...

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Making tax simpler for charities

In September HMRC updated their detailed guidance notes which outline how the tax system operates for charities. The notes include how to apply to be recognised as a charity for tax and the operation of gift aid... Read Full Article...

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HMRC issue guidance on VAT reclaims by qualifying charities

HMRC have issued guidance on VAT reclaims by ‘qualifying charities’ under recent changes to the rules. ‘Qualifying charities’ for this purpose are those concerned with palliative care, air ambulance, search and rescue and medical courier charities. The... Read Full Article...

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Gift Aid declaration to be improved – potentially saving charities billions of pounds

The Gift Aid model declaration form is to be improved, to stop charities potentially losing out on billions of pounds of Gift Aid. The National Audit Office estimates there are donations of around £2.3 billion where Gift Aid... Read Full Article...

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Gift Aid and free admission

HMRC have updated their guidance for charities to explain that the terms and conditions attached to a donation that gives a right of admission to property cannot include a right to a full or partial refund of... Read Full Article...

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Updated charity guidance

HMRC have updated several areas of charity guidance. The updates cover: ‘Gift Aid Small Donations Helpsheet’ – new helpsheet giving an overview of how the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme works Annex II: non-charitable expenditure – detailed... Read Full Article...

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Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

HMRC have published detailed guidance for charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) on the new Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS). Eligible charities and CASCs can claim payments from HMRC on small cash donations of £20... Read Full Article...

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HMRC guidance for charity shops

HMRC have published new detailed guidance on claiming Gift Aid when goods are sold by, and the proceeds gifted to, charity shops. The guidance is useful for charities and also those making donations as it details the... Read Full Article...

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