By making a Gift Aid declaration you could increase the value of your donation to LCC by 25%, at no cost to yourself.
Making the declaration is simple. Either:
- Complete the online form
- Download a paper form
- Call the Membership Team on 020 7234 9310 and make a declaration over the phone.
Please note the following terms of the Gift Aid Scheme:
You must have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to will reclaim on their gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. You must be a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations it is your responsibility to pay any difference.
You may cancel your Gift Aid declaration in writing within 30 days of the date of your letter
You must notify the charity if you:
1. Want to cancel this declaration.
2. Change your name or home address.
3. No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.
Tax claimed by the charity
• The charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 you give.
If you pay income tax at the higher rate, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return if you want to receive the additional tax relief due to you.