Gift Aid is the Inlands Revenue's dispensation to revert tax to charities on charitable giving.
You can register your tithes and offerings for Gift Aid here: Gift Aid Declaration Form
To qualify, donors must pay income and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax the charity reclaims on their donations in the tax year (currently 25p for each £1 you give). If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can claim further tax relief in your Self-Assessment tax return. If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, we are happy to offer guidance, or you may speak to your local tax office for the leaflet IR113 Gift Aid, or visit: www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid
In accordance with North England Conference policy, Gift Aid funds are distributed as follows:
- 60% goes to the local congregation
- 40% remains at the Conference office
Please notify the North England Conference of any change to your name or address while the declaration is in force. You may cancel the declaration anytime by notifying the North England Conference directly or indicating 'No Tax' on an offering envelope. We will then cease making tax claims on your contributions. You should do this if your personal circumstances change such that you no longer pay tax on your income.
The 'Seventh-day Adventist Church' includes agencies and subsidiaries of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 12501 Colombia Pike, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. Within the United Kingdom, registered charities include: The British Union Conference, Seventh-day Adventist Association Ltd, South England Conference, North England Conference, Stanborough Press Ltd, Good Health Association Ltd, Newbold College, ADRA UK, World Wide Advent Missions Ltd. Churches and schools are affiliated with respective Conferences.