The Chancellor of the Exchequer would like to give us some more cash!
We receive very generous donations from our congregations and members. Many people already give regularly through the Gift Aid scheme.
This can be done either through the confidential numbered envelope system, or by regular bank payments to the Church. Gift Aid is entirely
confidential. On receiving your form, the Treasurers will give you a number to enable them to identify your donations and thus claim tax back.
The relationship between your number and yourself is known to the Treasurer alone.
We are able to claim from the Inland Revenue an additional 25p for every pound donated, as long as the donor is a taxpayer,
either directly or via investment tax.
In 2016 we reclaimed over £8000.00 from the Chancellor.
This does not necessitate a regular commitment from any individual and the methods of contributing are many and varied.
* By envelope, whenever one comes to church - most people favour this
* Or by banker’s Order – monthly/quarterly/annually
Everyone in the envelope scheme will receive a letter after April 5th, informing them of the donations they have made during the previous year. This can be used on your tax claim form.
A few years ago, the Tax man started the Small Donations Gift Aid Scheme. This means that any collection loose in the plate at services, can be counted for Gift Aid. (provided it is not a £50 note or a cheque) The total allowed annually has recently been raised to £8,000 of which we can claim back 25% - We claimed back about £1,500 in 2017.
So if you do not wish to have an envelope, your collection will be counted for Gift Aid but you will not be able to claim this on your tax form as there will be no record.
If you want to be part of the envelope scheme, please print off and complete a form and return it to PCC Treasurer, Anne Barker (01892 661393), or a Churchwarden.
We are very grateful to all who support us in this way.