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Gift Aid Ė how to increase your donation by 25% without any additional cost to you

What is Gift Aid?

West Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity (WHHC) claims the basic rate of tax on donations paid by UK taxpayers. For every £1, WHHC gets an additional 25p.

How does it work?

Itís simple. When you tick the Gift Aid box on a donation form, WHHC can reclaim tax from the HM Revenue and Customs Ė at no extra cost to you.

How about higher rate tax payers?

If youíre a higher rate tax payer, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of 40% and the 20% basic rate on the total of your donation. 

Can WHHC claim Gift Aid on all donations?

Not quite. We can claim Gift Aid on money for sponsored activities or on donations paid directly to the charity. However, Gift Aid isnít available on donations made on behalf of a group or a collection, on money from ticket sales for an event, or on a donation from a company.

Can WHHC claim Gift Aid on my future donations?

Absolutely. All you need to do is make a one-off Gift Aid declaration. Weíll tell you how itís done.

Find out more about Gift Aid at www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm

Download the Gift Aid declaration form