HMRC Announce Online Gift Aid Service for Charities

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have announced that from 22 April 2013 charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) will be able to enrol to make Gift Aid repayment claims online.

The new service, called Charities Online, will be available through the HMRC website. Information on how to use the system can be found here.

It is hoped that the new system will reduce the administrative burden on charities as well as allowing claims to be processed more quickly and at lower cost.

This will allow charities and CASCs to claim top-up payments on cash donations of £20 or less without the need to collect Gift Aid declarations. Charities will generally be able to claim payments on small donations of up to £5,000 each year.