Gift Aid is one of the easiest ways to make your donation tax-effective. HemiHelp can reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue and Customs; there is no extra cost to you and the process is simple. Gift Aid can apply to donations of any amount, large or small, by cash, cheque, postal order, direct debit, standing order, debit or credit card or even in a foreign currency (including the euro).
How do I Gift Aid my donations?
You must be a UK taxpayer for us to claim Gift Aid on your donations. If you are donating online, all you have to do is tick the Gift Aid box to confirm that you pay tax in this country. If you are donating by cheque or filling in a paper form, please fill in the simple Gift Aid declaration.
Higher rate taxpayers
As a higher rate taxpayer looking to reclaim tax from your donation, you must include details of your charitable gifts on your tax form. Higher rate taxpayers can also reclaim tax relief from donations to charity in both the previous and current tax years, which means the relief is paid that much quicker.
Calculate your contribution!
Mrs Mears made a donation of £100 to HemiHelp last year. Here's how Gift Aid was calculated on her donation: £100 (donation) x 20% (Basic rate of income tax) / 80 (£100 minus basic rate) = £25 extra to HemiHelp