Government publishes consultation document on Gift Aid and digital giving
As announced at Budget 2013, the Government has now published its consultation document on Gift Aid and Digital Giving. The consultation invites responses on four proposals:
Reducing the content of the Gift Aid declaration and transferring liability from donors to charities where insufficient tax has been paid to cover the value of Gift Aid claimed.
- Allowing non-charity intermediaries to collect Gift Aid on behalf of charities, with donors only needing to make one Gift Aid declaration for all donations through each intermediary.
- Allowing non-charity intermediaries to collect and pass on Gift Aid declarations, with donors only needing to make one Gift Aid declaration for all donations through each intermediary.
- More guidance and support from HMRC for digital giving providers about how to apply Gift Aid to the donations they process in the most efficient way.
The Government is also inviting views on the proposal for a universal Gift Aid declaration database, although it does not set out a specific proposal for consultation in this area.
The consultation can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/gift-aid-and-digital-giving
The consultation closes on Friday 20th September.