Tax relief when you donate to a charity
Leaving gifts to charity in your will
Your will says what will happen to your money, property and possessions after you die.
Your donation will either:
- be taken off the value of your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated
- reduce your Inheritance Tax rate, if 10% or more of your estate is left to charity
You can donate:
- a fixed amount
- an item
- what’s left after other gifts have been given out
Writing your will
Find out how to write or update your will, including how to make sure it’s legal.
Include the charity’s full name - check with them or search the charity register in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.