Services

  1. Claim Gift Aid online

    Submit a claim for Gift Aid, the Gift Aid small donation scheme (GASDS) and other income; schedule spreadsheets; registering and enrolling for a Charities Online account; activation codes

  2. Claiming Gift Aid as a charity or CASC

    What Gift Aid is, who can claim, what donations are eligible for Gift Aid, Gift Aid declarations for your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC), how to claim

  3. Get recognition from HMRC for your charity

    Charities can register online with HMRC and claim tax relief or get tax back on Gift Aid donations and bank interest, charitable purposes, registration

  4. Charities and tax

    Tax exemptions and reliefs for charities - apply for recognition by HMRC as a charity, reclaim tax on Gift Aid, profits and expenditure

  5. Charities: change of details form (ChV1)

    Use the online forms service or the postal form if your organisation is already registered and you need to tell HMRC about significant changes to your organisation.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Prepare a charity annual return
  2. Schedule spreadsheet to claim back tax on Gift Aid donations
  3. Claim tax back on donations using Charities Online
  4. Gift Aid: what donations charities and CASCs can claim on
  5. Prepare a charity trustees' annual report
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News and communications

  1. New questions in the 2018 charity annual return service
  2. Be aware of suspect donations - advice for charities
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Research and statistics

  1. Impact of the public benefit requirement (RS27)
  2. Charity reporting and accounting (RS21)
  3. Tell it like it is (RS13)
  4. Small charities and reserves (RS5)
  5. Charity reserves (RS3)
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Simplification of donor benefits rules for Gift Aid
  2. Status for tax purposes of certain bodies
  3. Charity tax reliefs: guidance on Charity Commission policy
  4. Common Investment Funds and Common Deposit Funds
  5. Discussion paper: approaches to preventing charities being set up to avoid tax
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Charity reserves policies: demonstrating and building resilience
  2. Accounts monitoring review: assessing the standard of charity financial information
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