With donations to charities and full-time Christian workers, there are several ways by which you can give and get tax relief (worth roughly an extra 28%):
- Gift Aid - The UK government gift aid scheme has no minimum donation. It can be used for regular donations as well as for one-off gifts. Facilities are now in place with most charities so that gift aid donations can be made by the Internet or by phone.
- Payroll Giving - This can be set up with an employer and donations are sent directly to the charity or Christian worker, tax free.
- Give or Sell Assets - You can get income tax relief when you give or sell assets to charity.
- In your will
More detailed information is available at www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity
Most charities manage their own tax relief administration but there are some organisations who can manage this for all charities, churches and/or full-time Christian workers. Here are some of them:
Charities Aid Foundation
D M Stearns Missionary FundFor any donations made by folk in the USA to missionaries, this fund is set up to provide a way of making them tax deductible. For more information, please call or write to: D. M. Stearns Missionary Fund, Inc. P.O. Box 1578 North Wales, PA 19454 U.S.AEmail: email@example.comLocation: North Wales, PA, United States
EquipNetUS tax deductible donations to missionaries can be made through EquipNet, a 501C3 non-profit organization. They charge 5%, plus if people pay by credit card then its 3% for MasterCard/Visa, or 3.5% for American Express.Web: equipnet.orgLocation: United States
Impact Giving UK Trust
World Outreach MinistriesWOM can process US donations for individual missionaries or organisations and pay them direct into your bank account. They charge 10% and provide detailed reports and tax deductible receipts.Web: worldoutreach.orgLocation: United States