Govt to launch service for charities to claim gift aid online

Govt to launch service for charities to claim gift aid online

“The service will be more accurate”

Following feedback from charities, the government will be launching Charities Online in April, a service that will allow charities to claim gift aid repayments quickly and with minimum administrative processes.

HM Revenue and Customs will be writing to the country’s 110,000 charities and community amateur sports clubs, telling them of this new service.

According to Sajid Javid, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Charities Online will help in “reducing the administrative burdens that can be a weight on charities at time when they were providing invaluable services to millions of people… Claims will be processed more quickly, as well as saving on postal costs and delays,” he said. “The service will be more accurate, with built-in checks.”

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