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.

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Share Magazine 32: Legal and Financial extras

By Kevin Russell | 16 December 2015

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.

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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.

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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.

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Missed the R68(i) deadline?

By Kevin Russell | 18 October 2013

HMRC

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?

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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.

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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.

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the Scotland Act

By Kevin Russell | 23 May 2012

The Scotland Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 1 May 2012.The Act gives the Scottish Parliament the power to set a Scottish rate of income tax to be administered by HMRC. Applying to the non savings income of Scottish taxpayers and expected to be implemented from April 2016, it provides for a number of taxes to be devolved to Scotland, including land taxes.

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who says I'm not fit and proper?

By Stephen Mathews | 21 May 2012

The Finance Act 2010 introduced a requirement that, to qualify as a charity for tax purposes, the charity must meet a ‘management condition’. This condition is satisfied if  all of the charity’s ‘managers’ are ‘fit and proper persons’.  If a charity fails this test then HMRC can refuse or cancel its ‘tax status’; meaning that it will no longer be eligible for charity tax benefits such as Gift Aid.

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