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End of the Tax Year: The Dates You Need to Know

By Stewardship | 4 January 2021

It’s everyone’s favourite time of year… the end of the tax year! We know we’re a little early, but we also know that many of you love to plan ahead when it comes to your giving. So here are all the dates you need to know, to ensure your gifts fall in the 2020/2021 tax year.


Churches: Building your VAT case

By Kevin Russell | 17 December 2019 | Comments (6)


There are a number of valuable VAT reliefs for construction of buildings that are to be used for a ‘relevant charitable purpose’. Churches are one of the most frequent benefactors of these reliefs and VAT can be a significant proportion of project costings. Churches therefore need to be aware of the reliefs that are available and the limitations of those reliefs.


Listen to the January church treasurers' dial-in!

By Alexandra Khan | 13 January 2016 | Comments (2)

Listen to the Sharpen dial-in for church treasurers

Missed the January dial-in? No worries, you can catch up here.


Share Magazine 32: Legal and Financial extras

By Kevin Russell | 16 December 2015 | Comments (3)

Share 32: legal and financial roundup

In Share 32, we referenced a number of briefing papers and blogs for further reading. You'll find links to them inside.


share magazine issue 29: extra content

By Alexandra Khan | 12 January 2015

In issue 29 of Share magazine, Kevin and Steve refered to several blog posts and briefing papers. You'll find full links to each of these below.


how to: claim Gift Aid Higher Rate Tax Relief

By Kevin Russell | 22 August 2014

how to claim gift aid higher rate tax relief

It’s Tax Return season again! So we are encouraging all donors to make sure that they are claiming all of the tax relief that they are entitled to, on Gift Aid donations.


Missed the R68(i) deadline?

By Kevin Russell | 18 October 2013


Have you tried to submit an R68(i) Gift Aid form since 30 September 2013?  Have you had your claim rejected?  Are you wondering what to do next?


R68i Gift Aid claim forms - the end is nigh!

By Kevin Russell | 2 August 2013 | Comments (7)

The method for claiming Gift Aid has changed and despite lobbying by Stewardship and other charities, the transitional period for continuing to claim using the old R68i claims form is still expected to finish on 30th September 2013.


new inheritance tax charity relief

By Kevin Russell | 23 May 2012 | Comments (2)

A reminder that the new reduced rate of Inheritance Tax is now in force. It applies to deaths occurring after 5 April 2012. Where more than 10% of the net estate is given to charity, the rate of tax applying to the rest of the estate is reduced from 40% to 36%. Charitable gifts are of course tax exempt.