How Gift Aid Works
UK Tax Payers
To donate through Gift Aid, all you need to do is declare (either in writing or orally) that you are a taxpayer and that you are happy for us to claim tax relief on your donation. To do this all you need to do is complete a Gift Aid declaration, which you can download here as either PDF (77KB) or Word .doc (272kb), or please contact the CBA to confirm your wish to sign up to Gift Aid and we will send you confirmation in the post). Just one declaration can apply to any donations that you have made to us since 2000 and to any forthcoming gifts you make, until you notify us otherwise. It is that simple!
Higher Rate Tax Payers
If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim tax relief on your donations, enabling you to reclaim as much as 25p from every £1 donated to charity. Alternatively, you could increase the value of your donations to the CBA even further by signing over this extra tax relief to the CBA as a donation at Self Assessment time.
To donate your reclaim to us, all you need to do is fill in the part of the Self Assessment form called box 19A with our unique HMRC reference number XB5487 1.
The Good News!
Gift Aid is applicable to membership & subscriptions. This table demonstrates what the value of Gift Aid on an individual membership could be worth to the CBA:
|Donation/ Membership costs you||CBA Claims 25p per £ in Gift Aid||Government contributes 3p per £ in Transitional Relief||Donor Reclaims 25p per £||Total Value of contribution|
|Basic Rate Tax payer (22%)||£34.00||£8.50||£1.02||X||£43.52|
|Higher Rate Tax payer (40%) – over £37,400 pa (2009–10, please check with your payroll dept for confirmation)||£34.00||£8.50||£1.02||£8.50||£52.02|
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