Gift Aid

Make a greater impact with your charitable giving.

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Written by Tawheed Masoodi
Updated over a week ago

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a UK government scheme that allows charities to reclaim the income tax paid on donations made by UK taxpayers. It's a simple way to boost your donations without costing the donors an extra penny.

How does Gift Aid work?

When the donor makes a donation to a charity and declares Gift Aid, the charity can claim back the income tax the donor already paid on that donation. This means that their donation worth £10 is actually worth £12.50 to the charity.

How to enable Gift Aid on Almabase donation forms?

To enable Gift Aid on Almabase donation forms, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Giving> Gift Settings.

  • Under Gift Aid, choose whether to make the Gift Aid field mandatory or optional.

  • Click Save.

Donor Declaration

  • Donor visits the donation form and enters their donation amount.

  • Donor selects the Gift Aid checkbox and declares that they are a UK taxpayer.

  • Donor completes the donation form and submits their payment.

📝 Prerequisites for Gift Aid

  • The donor must be a UK taxpayer.

  • The donor must pay income tax or capital gains tax.

  • The Donor must make a declaration that they want their donation to be eligible for Gift Aid.

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