If you pay Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the UK, we can claim back 25p on every £1 you donate through the Gift Aid scheme, recovered from the money you’ve paid in those taxes. To allow us to do this, please complete a Gift Aid declaration – available on the offering envelopes or at our Sunday services, or as part of [this form].
Higher rate UK tax payers: if you pay higher or additional rate tax, you may recover this through your own tax return. Alternatively, you may pass on this extra tax to St Andrew’s by giving via your employer’s payroll giving scheme.
If you are a UK higher rate (40 per cent) or additional rate (45 per cent) Income Tax payer and you give to St Andrew’s directly and allow us to reclaim the basic rate tax through Gift Aid then you may recover, through your tax return, the difference between the basic rate tax that St Andrew’s can recover and the higher or additional rate that you have paid.
If you gave via Payroll Giving then, because you are giving ‘pre-tax’, you are able to pass on the full benefit of your tax to St Andrew’s immediately.