What is a Gift Aid Declaration (GAD)?
“Gift Aid” is the scheme used by charities and donors to reclaim tax on charitable donations.
How much does it cost?
You need to complete the GAD form for our parish for any donation(s) you have or will be making. The parish can then reclaim the tax back on your donation(s). If the donation(s) are not recorded they cannot be reclaimed against. The donation(s) can be given either by numbered envelope, cheque or bankers order. The GAD will cover all donations recorded by the parish.
What if I stop paying tax?
Inform Deacon Bill to cancel your GAD. If the parish makes a claim on money recorded but you have not paid sufficient tax, you may receive a bill directly from the HMRC. If you start paying tax at a future date, simply complete a new GAD.
Who can complete a Gift Aid Declaration?
Any tax-paying individual donors who has paid enough Income or Capital Gains Tax to cover all their charitable donations given under Gift Aid in any one tax year. Donors must understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.
Joint name Declarations, will be entered as 2 Declarations with separate reference details and donors will be treated as 2 tax-paying individuals – any donations received will be split 50/50.
Diocese of Hallam – Registered Charity No. 512021
You can download the Gift Aid Application Form here.