Frequently Asked Questions - Gift Aid

The Gift Aid is the rax taken of a donation made from your salary.

We deduct an administrative commission from Gift Aids, Non Gift Aids, Company Donations, Charitable Donations and Tax Refunds. The default commission rate is 5.00%.

We do not deduct a handling charges for the recipient charities unless they are requesting payments less than £5.00.

  1. the tax deducted on a donation of £100.00 is currently [since 2008] £25.00
  2. you are entitled to donate £100.00+£25.00 i.e. £125.00
  3. 5.00% of £125.00 is £6.25
  4. the account holder is left with £118.75 [£125.00-£6.25]
  5. an effective return of £18.75

A gift-aidable donation is a donation [made to a bone-fide charity] that has had tax deducted from it. This tax can be reclaimed and used as an additional source of income for account holders to distribute to charities.

If you give donations to charities and have paid tax on that income and you do not claim gift-aid back then you are throwing away 25p for every £1.00 donated.

If you are a tax-payer and you make charitable donations then  Keren Shmuel can help you give more

As a UK tax payer, donations you have made to us have already beem taxed by HMRC and you are entitled to donate that tax that was deducted from your salary.  We can reclaim that tax for you.

Companies and Charitable Trusts can also benefit (but no Gift Aid will be reclaimed).