Changes to simplify Gift Aid, + tips on correct claims

The new government minister responsible for charity tax issues, Exchequer Secretary Damien Hinds, has said that changes to simplify Gift Aid declarations should be announced soon.

Speaking at the Charity Tax Group annual conference, he also said that there will be a call for evidence on simplifying rules around donor benefits, and work on giving intermediaries a greater role in how Gift Aid is administered. The government will “informally consult on draft regulations over summer,” before introducing changes in April 2016.

As reported by Civil Society News., which mentions a couple of further upcoming issues too.

Avoiding errors in charity tax claims

Charity Finance Group has a new blog article with ‘a quick overview of some of the top errors and some tips for avoiding them’ when making tax claims from HM Revenue and Customs.