Comic Relief is making its Gift Aid software available to other charities for free on an open source basis to help the sector deal with the move to Charities Online, HMRC’s new system for claiming Gift Aid.
Comic Relief’s Gift Aid Interface Link software (GAIL) is already accredited by HMRC. Charities can now integrate it with their existing Gift Aid system to help them meet the new requirements regarding Gift Aid. From 1 October this year, charities that process batches of more than 1,000 claims must submit Gift Aid repayment data through HMRC’s Charities Online system
Comic Relief’s Business Director, Colin Simon, explained: “Comic Relief is a strong supporter of anything that makes claiming Gift Aid easier and more automated. Having developed this tool for our own use, and knowing it has the flexibility to work with other systems, we are pleased to share it with the wider sector.”
GAIL does not support the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme.