Gift Aid

Gift Aid offers a simple way to increase the value of your weekly offering to the Church. It works by allowing charities (in this case the Diocese of Shrewsbury) to take your donation and then reclaim tax on its 'gross' equivalent at the basic rate. From 6 April 2008 this is 20 per cent.

In practice this means that for every pound donated to charity using Gift Aid the diocese can claim an additional 25 pence from HMRC.To compensate charities for the fall in basic rate tax (from 22% to 20%) from 6 April 2008 a further 3 pence will be paid until 2011.

If you would like to take part in the scheme and the amount of tax you pay in a year is sufficient to cover the tax the diocese will reclaim the please contact Mike Blundell.

For more detailed information visit the Gift Aid Website

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