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Turn every £1 donation into £1.25
Under Gift Aid, the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will usually top up every £1 given to Home Basics with 25p. So the Charity could receive £25 for every £100 you donate with no extra expense to you.
For donations to be eligible for Gift Aid, the donor needs to be a UK taxpayer and will have had to have paid an amount of income/capital gains tax equal to or higher than the amount claimed by all charities and CASCs from HM Revenue & Customs (taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify).
This means, for Home Basics to claim £2.50 on a £10 donation, the sponsor must have paid at least £2.50 in tax.
Gift Aid cannot be claimed on company donations.
Check out our Gift Aid Frequently Asked Questions here.
Even more information of the Gift Aid scheme can be found on the HMRC website - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/gift_aid/