What is ‘Gift Aid’
When you give money to the Church, Gift Aid is a simple and easy way of the Church getting your tax back from the government.
So what does it mean?
It means that if you are a taxpayer, the Church can get back the tax on all the money you give the to Church.
FOR EVERY £1 YOU GIVE, THE CHURCH WILL GET AN EXTRA 28p BACK FROM THE GOVERNMENT.
The Church can only get tax back if you are paying enough tax in the first place.
Whether that’s income tax or capital gains tax.
For example; for every £100 a year you give the Church, you must be paying at least £28 tax a year.
How does it work?
It’s easiest for us if you complete a ‘Gift Aid’ declaration form and put it in the Presbytery letterbox, addressed to the ‘Gift Aid Organisers’.
For us to claim the money back, there has to be a record of what you have given. Please help us by using the envelopes we will give you for any money you give in cash. If you give by cheque or standing order, you will only need envelopes for any extra money you give in cash.