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gift aidInformation About GiftAid

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a scheme that enables charities to claim an additional 25p from every pound donated by UK taxpayers. This means that for every pound you donate to Thyroid UK, we can claim back 25p from the tax man!

Why let the tax man have this money – allow Thyroid UK to claim it now!

When can we gift aid a donation?

For Thyroid UK to be able to claim gift aid on donations, donors must:

  • pay enough UK income tax and/or capital gains tax themselves to cover the amount of tax that Thyroid UK will reclaim
  • give Thyroid UK a gift aid declaration, which should include
    - their name
    - their home address
    - the charity's name
    - details of the donation – saying that it is a gift aid donation
    - confirmation that they have paid UK tax at least equivalent to the tax that Thyroid UK will reclaim.

A declaration can be made to cover individual donations, a series of donations, can cover donations made during a specified period or to cover all future donations. In the case of Thyroid UK, the donations can be backdated to 5th May 2008, which is when we became a registered charity.

Tax relief

If donors pay the

basic rate of tax:
they cannot claim further tax relief on the payments
higher rate of tax:
they can claim higher rate relief on the payments by entering the donations in the gift aid box on their self assessment tax return.
Those who receive a form P810 can declare their gift aid payments on it.

Click here to go to our online Giftaid Declaration Form

Click here to go to the 'print and post' GiftAid declaration form