Flexible: It can cover one-off gifts or regular donations
Simple: It is easy to make a Gift Aid Declaration, an enduring declaration just keeps going and is simple to cancel at any time if the need arises
Easy to operate: If you give it the time and attention it needs
Suitable for all UK taxpayers: If they have paid enough tax to cover the Gift Aid claims for all of their charitable giving under Gift Aid, not just what they give to their church
Retrospective: You can claim on eligible gifts already given. The current HMRC time limit for retrospective claims is four years from receiving a donation to making a claim.
Subject to a few simple rules, your donors can give any amount of money, large or small, regular or one-off, and the church can reclaim the tax, even, backdating claims to cover elgible donations in the last four years. All you need from your donor is a simple but correctly worded Declaration saying that they want to use Gift Aid. A declaration can cover one or more donations. The church must keep an audit trail for every donation included in any claim.
To simplify Gift Aid in your church
, register your parish for the new Parish Giving Scheme
which takes away all the burden of Gift Aid claiming at no cost to the individual donor or to the church, or consider joining the long standing Diocesan Gift Aid Scheme