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WHAT IS GIFT AID?
A Gift Aid donation is the payment of a sum of money (a freewill gift) by an individual donor to a charity in our case the church or our parish. If you pay tax on your income, the money you give to the parish no matter how little, may be treated as having been made from the monies that you the donor, has already suffered tax upon, with the result that our parish can recover that tax from Her Majesty's Revenue Commission (HMRC).
All Parishes and other diocesan organizations can receive a considerable boost to their income from tax recovered by the use of Gift Aid in respect of money donated through the weekly offertories at Sunday Masses plus other collections (authorised diocesan special collections and collections made on the days of obligation) and one off donation. Most parishes look to the income derived from repayments of tax on donations to help keep the parish running.
Gift Aid: A Valuable Government Policy. It means that people who pay tax on their income can reclaim that money when they donate money to charity thus the benefiting charity gets more support from the donor without any extra cost to him/her. Look at it this way; if
you're a UK taxpayer, add Gift Aid whenever you make a donation and the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your
gift - that's is 25p for every £1 you give. If you donate £1:00 to the church it remains £1:00, but if you give that £1:00 through Gift Aid it becomes £1:25pence! That extra income has supported us to keep our church warm and well maintained. This is a great tribute to all our parishioners who make their Sunday collections through Gift Aid, and to our Gift Aid Administrators Mrs Roisin Byrne and Terry Moles as well as a testimony to the value of the Gift Aid scheme.
I encourage every taxpayer in our parish to join this scheme for the pastoral benefit of the Church and of our parish in particular.