Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme - Sun 17 Feb 2013

This information from NCVO:

HMRC is moving Gift Aid online from April 2013. If you claim Gift Aid already, you need to take action to get ready for this change.
Please read the information just published on HMRC’s website

For most charities, these changes will require you to use a new HMRC form or spreadsheet to submit your claims. For others, it may require more detailed changes to your database systems.
The Small Donations Scheme will also go live in April 2013. Under the new scheme, charities that have a track record of making Gift Aid claims will be able claim on small cash donations, without a donor declaration form. Guidance for the Small Donations Scheme will be published by HMRC in mid March.
If you have not claimed Gift Aid before, April may be a good time to start doing so. We have been assured by HMRC that the new online system will be easy to use. By claiming Gift Aid for two years, you will also become eligible for the Small Donations Scheme. Take a look at HMRC’s website to find out more about Gift Aid and how to register using the new system from April.

Any questions or enquiries should be made to HMRC’s charity helpline: 0845 302 0203. Also see: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/online/small-donations.htm

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