Charities will soon be able to claim Gift Aid repayments online

Charities will soon be able to claim Gift Aid repayments online

HMRC have written to 110,000 charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs to tell them that from 22 April 2013 they will be able to enrol to make repayment claims online.

The service, called Charities Online, has been introduced following feedback from charities. Sajid Javid, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said: ‘The charity sector, and the invaluable services it provides to millions of people across the country, is as important as it has ever been.

‘Charities Online is a significant step towards reducing the administrative burdens that can be a weight on charities. Claims will be processed more quickly, as well as saving on postal costs and delays. The service will be more accurate, with built-in checks.’

The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) will also be introduced in April. This allows charities and CASCs to claim top-up payments on cash donations of £20 or less without having to collect Gift Aid declarations.

If you have any questions about the changes please get in touch with Eileen Kinsman, Giving Wales Officer at WCVA on 0800 2888 329, givingwales@wcva.org.uk or come along to one of our Gift Aid Registration Surgeries.

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