Online Gift Aid claims from April

More than a year and a half after the announcement of online submission for Gift Aid repayment claims, HM Revenue and Customs has said the service will start in April 2013.

While the move has been welcomed, the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) says the implementation timescale might be tough for some charities and may put pressure on already stretched capacity and budgets, or see Civil Society Media for wider news item http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/13962/.

HMRC’s information on the new service, called Charities Online, is at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/online/index.htm, which also says that much more information on making claims will be provided in January. Meanwhile IoF has produced its own briefing on the changes, pdf 125KB.

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