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THE PARISH OF ST ANNE AND ST JOSEPH
PARISH PRIEST FATHER STAMP
TELEPHONE 01254 232920
At St Anne’s we operate a Gift Aid scheme which is a way of making the money that you give to the parish worth 25% more if you pay income tax.
A few frequently asked questions are answered below.
WHAT IS GIFT AID?
Gift Aid is a scheme used by charities and donors to reclaim tax on charitable giving.
SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
It means that if you are a taxpayer, the Diocese can reclaim tax for your parish on all your
donations. It can cover all giving, whether by weekly or monthly offertory, irregular
donations, or single one-off donations. We can reclaim tax on your donations at the basic
rate equivalent, and as long as you have paid enough tax, at whatever the rate, then your
giving is eligible.
Overall for every £1 you give, your parish will receive an additional 25p from HMRC.
The tax you pay can be Income Tax, (e.g., on earnings, dividends, bank interest etc.) or
Capital Gains Tax. You should be paying at least the amount of tax during the tax year
that the charity reclaims on your Gift Aid during that tax year. If you pay tax at the higher
rate you will receive additional relief.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You make a “Gift Aid declaration” to the Church (please ask Anne for a form to complete), the Diocese
can then reclaim for your parish the tax you have paid. There HAS to be a record of what you
give, so we ask you either to use envelopes for cash, give by cheque or by standing order.
The declaration will cover everything you give.
WHAT DOES IT COST ME?
It costs you absolutely nothing! You are giving to your parish anyway, this simply asks the
Government to redirect to your parish some of the tax you have paid to them. Please also be
assured that your donations are confidential.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I STOP PAYING ENOUGH TAX?
Simply ask your Parish Priest or Organiser to cancel your declaration. If you don’t, then you
could be sent a bill by HMRC for any tax reclaimed by the Diocese that you have not paid. If,
in future, you start paying sufficient tax again you can make a new declaration.
If you have any queries, or require any further information, please contact your parish Gift Aid representative or Father Stamp
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Below is a of picture taken at the back of the church where the Hyndburn Parishes Friendship Group laid on a “get together” for the older people of Hyndburn - you should hear them singing.
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