Setting up and running a charity – form

Charities: HMRC Charity application form (ChA1)

Use form ChA1 if you're an organisation that wants to make claims for the Gift Aid scheme or other repayments of tax.

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Complete form ChA1 if you’re an organisation that wants to make claims for the Gift Aid scheme or other repayments of tax. You should also use this form if we’ve asked you to provide us with more information about your organisation.

The guide will help you complete the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) ChA1.

It might be useful to print the guide so that you can refer to it as you complete the form.

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Guidance about tax relief for charities.

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Use this form if you want to register a Club as a Community Amateur Sports Club.

Charities change of details form ChV1
Use this form if your organisation is already registered with HMRC but you need to tell us about significant changes.