Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK- at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, we can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to CMT United Kingdom.

Do I qualify for Gift Aid?

In order for Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) at least equal to the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

How do I sign up to Gift Aid?

The process is simple – all you have to do is make a Gift Aid declaration. All you have to do is download this Gift Aid Declaration and we tick the relevant box on our database!  Or you can phone us and make a verbal declaration, or just email and say – “please treat all my donations and subscriptions as gift aid donations”.

What does the Gift Aid declaration commit me to?

Nothing! It just ensures that if you choose to donate to Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK, we can claim an extra 25% back from the government.

What is a Gift Aid declaration?

A Gift Aid declaration is a statement by an individual taxpayer that they want a charity to receive the tax paid on their donation back from the government.

How long does the declaration last for?

To simplify matters for both you and Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK, the declaration wording normally covers present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we will continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you are eligible.

What do I do if I my tax status changes or I want to cancel my declaration?

To let us know if you stop paying tax or wish to cancel your declaration, please email or phone on the usual numbers.

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Last Updated: Thursday 17th January, 2019