If you pay UK tax, charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) are able to reclaim basic rate tax relief (20%) on your donation that you have already paid tax on.
Higher rate and additional rate taxpayers are able to claim back a further 20% and 25% back respectively of the gross donation via their self assessment tax returns.
You can use Gift Aid only if you have paid the equivalent in UK Income and/or Capital Gains tax during the tax year your donation is made.
Gifts left in Will
If your Estate is worth over of £325,000 at the time of your death, the excess will be taxed at 40%.
Any gift left to Charity or CASC will not be included when valuing your Estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. Gifts made to charity within 7 years before death are also exempt from Inheritance Tax.
If you leave at least 10% of the net value of your Estate to a ‘qualifying’ charity, any excess over £325,000 will be taxed at a reduced rate of 36% rather than 40%.
Gifting via Payslip
If you pay tax through PAYE and you wish to gift to charity, your donations to charity can be taken from your payslip or pension before any tax is deducted. The charity will receive tax relief at your highest rate of tax; if you are a basic rate tax payer, a £10 monthly donation will cost you £8. If a higher rate tax payer, a £10 monthly donation will cost you £6.
Ward Williams Financial Services Ltd
Ward Williams Financial Services Ltd are also raising money for charity giving, Guy Campbell, our Trainee Financial Adviser, will be riding for Asthma UK this August in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycling event. If you would like to make a donation to Asthma UK, his sponsorship page is uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GuyCampbell.
If you wish to discuss any of the above or any other Financial Planning issues with an Adviser, please contact us on 01932 830664 or visit www.wardwilliamsfs.co.uk