HMRC publishes free online guide to help charities claim Gift Aid

09 Nov 2018 News

HMRC building

Fergus Burnett

HM Revenue and Customs has published a free step-by-step online guide to help charities complete their Gift Aid donations schedule.

The guide tells charities how to claim tax back on eligible donations, use the right software, complete the schedule, and fill in the form.

The Charity Tax Group (CTG) said in a blog that the guide “appears to be quite useful, building on some of the flowcharts that were produced when Charities Online was first introduced”.

HMRC has also added a new section to its online guidance on getting the right software to open a schedule spreadsheet.

It recommends using either Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice 3.5.

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