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Gift Aid and charity status

Posted on 6 August 2008 at 12:07 am
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  • Anonymous
    6 August 2008 at 12:07 am #3186

    I just have some quick questions.

    1 – To claim Gift Aid does a charity need to be a Registered Charity?

    2 – To claim Gift Aid, does a charity need to be providing Public Benefit in UK only , or can it be worldwide?

    i hope you can answer them. Thanks

    6 August 2008 at 7:47 pm #10615

    Hi Hasanali

    You don’t need to registered – it’s difficult for small charities to register now, but they can claim Gift Aid.

    As long as the benefit is charitable, it can be worldwide.

    Definitive ./guidance is on the HMRC website, and it’s they with whom you need to register for GA.



    Gerry Beldon FInstF
    Director, 26-01 CIC

    31 July 2010 at 8:33 pm #11237

    Can I just ask you to elaborate on how a charity can go about registering for GA if they do not yet have a charity number?

    We are in the process of applying to the charities comission – but need to prove income of £5,000. Can I include GA in these calculations, even if I may not recieve it until after we have a charity number?

    All help and advice greatfully recieved,
    Every Blessing,


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