The Gift Aid scheme allows charities to reclaim the basic rate income tax from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs.
As a rough guide this means that for every pound donated an extra 28p can be claimed from the government
Am I eligible to Gift Aid my donation?
Firstly, you must be a resident in the UK. (You also qualify if you are Crown servants or members of the UK armed forces serving overseas.)
You must pay enough UK income tax and/or capital gains tax to cover the amount of tax the charity will reclaim.
You must also provide WMF with a Gift Aid declaration. This happens automatically when you donate to WMF online using PayPal.
How can I Gift Aid my donation to WMF?
When you donate to WMF using this Web site your donation is handled by PayPal. We receive your details from PayPal and these details form the Gift Aid Declaration. You need do nothing else, WMF claim the tax back from the HMRC. For more information on Gift Aid, please visit the HMRC site.