ARE YOU SINGLE, A COUPLE, SMALL FAMILY, LARGE FAMILY, RETIRED ?
If you are a UK Tax Payer you can Gift Aid your donations to the parish, whether you put money in the weekly collection or donate by standing order.
Under Gift Aid, the government give us an additional 25 pence for every pound that you put in the collection or donate. They effectively give us the tax that you have already paid on your donation.
DID YOU KNOW?
FOR £1 EACH WEEK / £52 PER YEAR – THE PARISH WILL GET BACK £13
FOR £5 EACH WEEK / £260 PER YEAR – THE PARISH WILL GET BACK £65
FOR £10 EACH WEEK / £520 PER YEAR – THE PARISH WILL GET BACK £130
DO YOU GO TO WORK, OR ARE ON A PENSION ?
ARE YOU MAKING HMRC (THE TAXMAN) HAPPY ?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE OUR PARISH HAPPY TOO ?
DO YOU WANT HMRC (THE TAXMAN) TO GIVE BACK SOME OF THE TAX YOU PAY? DO YOU WANT IT TO HELP A CAUSE YOU BELIEVE IN ?
DO YOU WANT THIS MONEY PUT TO GOOD USE TO BENEFIT YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR PARISH, YOUR COMMUNITY ?
THEN SIGN THE GIFT AID DECLARATION FORM.
AS LONG AS YOU PAY INCOME TAX IN THE UK, WHETHER FROM WORK, PENSIONS OR OTHER INVESTMENTS,
HMRC (the taxman) will give back 25p for every £1 you put in the collection. And the parish gets 25% extra income.
You can do this each week in special envelopes or by monthly standing order (or quarterly) or by direct debit.
Please contact Denis after Mass, or contact Kathleen in the parish office.
For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02392 828305
Gift Aid Forms and Useful Information
You can elect to Gift Aid your donations by printing off the gift aid form below. Please fill it out and return it to the parish office (in the presbytery on Waverley Road).
Please download below Polish Language information about Gift Aid
IN POLISH / PO POLSKU
Frequently Asked Questions
To claim Gift Aid on your fundraising, we must have the first name or initials, last name, full home address and postcode of each individual donor/sponsor. So please encourage them to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form when they sponsor you. Without these details we legally can’t claim Gift Aid – so be strict with your supporters!
To let us know if you stop paying tax or wish to cancel your declaration, please use our enquiry form or call us at the Parish Office.
To simplify matters for both you and our Parish, the declaration wording normally covers present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we will continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you are eligible.
A Gift Aid declaration is a statement by an individual taxpayer that they want a charity to receive the tax paid on their donation back from the government.
Nothing! It just ensures that if you choose to donate to the Parish, we can claim an extra 25% back from the government.
The process is simple – all you have to do is make a Gift Aid declaration. If you are donating online, just tick the Gift Aid box on the donation form. If you donate in Church, there is a simple form to sign. Or contact us using the online form and we’ll send you a form through the post or by email as you require.
In order for the Parish to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) at least equal to the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.
Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to the Parish- at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, our parish can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to Our Lady of Lourdes and St Swithuns.