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HMRC announces new gift aid guidance, and plans for extra step in online gift aid process

29 Apr 2016 | Alice Sharman

HM Revenue & Customs has updated its guidance on digital gift aid, and said it will introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” which supporters must complete before they can make gift aided donations online.

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