No new definition of charity for tax purposes

The government has decided not to bring in a new definition of charity for tax purposes. A Treasury minister acknowledged fears that this could have hampered legitimate charities, as reported by Civil Society Media http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/17744/.

HM Revenue and Customs has the official details at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/news/charity-change.htm, Charity Tax Group welcomes the decision and gives some background to the group’s campaign at http://www.ctrg.org.uk/pr.php?id=46.

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