If you’re accepting donations in the United Kingdom and not allowing donors to give with Gift Aid then you are leaving money on the table. Charities in the UK can claim an extra 25p for every £1 their donors give when they opt-in to Gift Aid.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a program the UK government put in place to encourage donors to give more via a tax relief incentive. Under the program, Gift Aid allows UK income taxpayers to complete a declaration that they are a UK taxpayer. Any donations that the taxpayer makes to a charity are then treated as being made after deduction of income tax at the basic rate of 20%. The charity can then reclaim the basic rate income tax paid on the gift from HMRC. For a basic-rate taxpayer,this adds approximately 25% to the value of any gift made under Gift Aid.
How the Gift Aid Add-on Works
We’ve built the Gift Aid add-on to be an all-inclusive package that has everything you need in order for you to begin allowing accepting Gift Aid through your Give-powered online donation forms. Upon activation, the plugin includes default settings with meticulously written content that will provide your donors with a clear understanding of what Gift Aid is and why they should opt-in to give with it. It doesn’t stop there. There are many other features included to get you up and running accepting Gift Aid quickly and easily.