Gift Aid - update

The Government has expressed its intention to bring in a small Charitable Donations Bill in an attempt to simplify the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme.

Please click here to view the documents that were published alongside the Queen's Speech, in which page 46 details that the aim of the bill is to allow more charities to benefit from an 'easier to claim' relief.

To view the consultation surrounding the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme please click here, please note that this consultation closes 11.45pm on Friday 1 July.

Updated guidance for charities has been issued by HMRC to reflect the increase in the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS). The annual cap has now increased to £8000 as from April 2016. To view this updated guidance please click here.

HMRC has also updated their guidance on digital gift aid and will be introducing a 'pre-donation questionnaire' which people must complete before they can make gift aided donations online. To view this updated guidance please click here.

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