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Claiming Gift Aid

18/01/2018 14:49:21
Hello,

I am unsure if I claimed Gift Aid when giving to charity during the 2016-17 tax year. I have looked through my emails and the charity certificates I have found have shown that I did not make any claims. I also don't believe I am eligible for claiming Gift Aid as I am under the tax threshold, however I am concerned that I did request it but just can't find any evidence. Is there a way of finding out if I have claimed it, and if I have what will that mean considering I don't earn enough to pay income tax (or any other form of tax which might make me eligible)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Claiming Gift Aid

18/01/2018 15:04:15
Hi franhaw,

If your certificates do not show that you opted for the gift aid then there will be no further action required. If you were to contact the charities, they will be able to confirm whether you have done and if you have then you will need to declare this to HMRC. As you are a non-tax payer, any donations you have made with gift aid will become liable to tax and you will be sent a bill based on the information you provide.

Kind regards

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