Donations with Giving What We Can in the UK are eligible for Gift Aid, tax-deductible for UK donors, and subject to UK tax laws.
Giving What We Can members can automatically track donations made with Giving What We Can to their pledge without needing to report them separately. Gift Aid will also be included in the donation amount when tracking towards the pledge.
In the UK, there are several methods to further increase the impact of your donations. By taking advantage of tax-effective giving options, you can ensure that more of your support goes towards high-impact programs. Please remember that the following is general advice, and we encourage you to seek personalised guidance from your accountant or contact HMRC directly for specific advice.
When donating with Giving What We Can, you can boost your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you through Gift Aid. If you're a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your donations by allowing us to reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift. The process is straightforward:
If you pay tax above the basic rate, you can claim the difference back on your donation. This additional relief can be claimed on your Self-Assessment tax return or by asking HMRC to adjust your tax code.
Payroll Giving (a.k.a. “Workplace giving”) is a tax-efficient scheme that allows you to donate directly from your gross salary, resulting in a tax benefit for you and more funds for the causes you care about. Here's how you can participate:
You can make a significant tax-efficient impact by donating assets, such as shares or property. This form of giving can provide you with Income Tax relief and may exempt you from Capital Gains Tax.
For detailed assistance on donating assets, our support team is ready to help you with the necessary steps.
Consider legacy giving by making a gift in your will to further the mission of Giving What We Can. A bequest can be a powerful way to provide long-term support for our programs and potentially offering tax advantages for your estate.
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