The Future of Gift Aid is a cross-sector project, led by Charity Tax Group (CTG), that advocates a move towards an automated Gift Aid system, which would help to unlock more than £500m of Gift Aid for UK charities each year.
The solution is set to operate within the current Gift Aid policy whilst increasing the amount of funding that reaches charities. Moving toward an automated Gift Aid system, it will help reduce what goes unclaimed, reduce the £180 million claimed in error, and help over 126,000 charities that currently do not benefit from Gift Aid finally take advantage of the valuable tax relief. The project seeks to achieve four main objectives:
- Demonstrate the ability for HMRC to use an individual’s tax status to determine if a declaration is valid.
- Demonstrate integrations to aid donor acquisition.
- Demonstrate automated Gift Aid across a number of different donation methods.
- A report that captures the work done, providing suggested revisions to Gift Aid policy.