Charities get online Gift Aid service
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Issued 11 February 2013 - HM
Revenue & Customs
Claiming gift aid repayments will be quicker and easier for
charities and sports clubs from April, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
The department is writing to 110,000 charities and Community Amateur
Sports Clubs (CASCs) informing them that, from 22 April, they can
enroll to make repayment claims online, through the HMRC website.
The new service, called Charities Online, is being introduced in
response to feedback from charities. They will be able to get
information on how to use the system from the HMRC website (www.hmrc.gov.uk/charitiesonline).
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
“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
Separately, the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) is also being
introduced in April. This will allow charities and CASCs to claim
top-up payments on cash donations of £20 or less without the need to
collect Gift Aid declarations. Charities will generally be able to
claim payments on small donations of up to £5,000 each year.
1. More information about Charities Online and GASDS is
2. HMRC will publish information on its website in March 2013
on how to
sign up and use Charities Online.
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