September deadline for Charities Online claims

HM Revenue and Customs is writing to all charities who have claimed Gift Aid in the last three years to encourage them to sign up for the Charities Online service by 30th September 2013. After this date, HMRC will stop accepting Gift Aid repayment claims on R68(i) forms.

HMRC details on making a Charities Online claim at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/online/claims.htm. Civil Society Media reports that “Some 45 per cent of gift aid claims are now being made using Charities Online”, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/it/news/content/15907/.