Tax relief when you donate to a charity

Donating straight from your wages or pension

If your employer, company or personal pension provider runs a Payroll Giving scheme, you can donate straight from your wages or pension. This happens before tax is deducted from your income.

Ask your employer or pension provider if they run a Payroll Giving scheme.

You can’t donate to a community amateur sports club (CASC) through Payroll Giving.

The tax relief you get depends on the rate of tax you pay. To donate £1, you pay:

  • 80p if you’re a basic rate taxpayer
  • 60p if you’re a higher rate taxpayer
  • 55p if you’re an additional rate taxpayer

The tax relief you get is different if you live in Scotland. To donate £1, you pay:

  • 81p if you’re a starter rate taxpayer
  • 80p if you’re a basic rate taxpayer
  • 79p if you’re a intermediate rate taxpayer
  • 59p if you’re a higher rate taxpayer
  • 54p if you’re a top rate taxpayer