Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn
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Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn

27 Nov 2014 | David Ainsworth

Proposals from the Smith Commission to give Scotland powers over the rate of income tax will have “significant implications” for tax relief on donations, charity infrastructure bodies said today.

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