Tax relief when you donate to a charity
Donations by individuals to charity or to community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) are tax free. This is called tax relief.
The tax goes to you or the charity. How this works depends on whether you donate:
- through Gift Aid
- straight from your wages or pension through a Payroll Giving scheme
- land, property or shares
- in your will
This also applies to sole traders and partnerships. There are different rules for limited companies.
If you want to donate to a sports club, check if it’s registered as a community amateur sports club (CASC). You cannot donate to a CASC through Payroll Giving.
You’ll need to keep a record of your donations if you want to take them off your total taxable income.