Tax Relief on Donations

With donations to charities and full-time Christian workers, there are several ways by which you can give and get tax relief (worth roughly an extra 28%):

  • Gift Aid - The UK government gift aid scheme has no minimum donation. It can be used for regular donations as well as for one-off gifts. Facilities are now in place with most charities so that gift aid donations can be made by the Internet or by phone.
  • Payroll Giving - This can be set up with an employer and donations are sent directly to the charity or Christian worker, tax free.
  • Give or Sell Assets - You can get income tax relief when you give or sell assets to charity.
  • In your will

More detailed information is available at www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity

Most charities manage their own tax relief administration but there are some organisations who can manage this for all charities, churches and/or full-time Christian workers. Here are some of them:

  • Stewardship

    Stewardship is a Christian financial support services charity, connecting people and resources to advance the Kingdom of God.
    Tel: 020 8502 5600
  • Charities Aid Foundation

    CAF run a charity account which you can pay into, claim the tax-back and then write cheques/vouchers to any charity from that account.
    Tel: 03000 123 000
  • D M Stearns Missionary Fund

    For any donations made by folk in the USA to missionaries, this fund is set up to provide a way of making them tax deductible. For more information, please call or write to: D. M. Stearns Missionary Fund, Inc. P.O. Box 1578 North Wales, PA 19454 U.S.A
  • EquipNet

    US tax deductible donations to missionaries can be made through EquipNet, a 501C3 non-profit organization. They charge 5%, plus if people pay by credit card then its 3% for MasterCard/Visa, or 3.5% for American Express.
  • Impact Giving UK Trust

    Effective giving, effective receiving. An Impact Giving Charity Account for Christians enables donors to give more and beneficiaries to receive more, both with minimum administration.
    Tel: 01768 594082
  • World Outreach Ministries

    WOM can process US donations for individual missionaries or organisations and pay them direct into your bank account. They charge 10% and provide detailed reports and tax deductible receipts.