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Less taxing way of giving to charity

Less taxing way of giving to charity

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Less taxing way of giving to charity

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Jersey's tax office is giving charities a helping hand to raise more money.

For every £50 donated a charity can claim an additional £12.50 back in tax and they can now do it online.

The Jersey Fundraising Forum, a campaign group that was set up last August to help charities maximise their income, says it will help both charities and donors.

Chair of the Jersey Fundraising Forum Melissa Nobrega said: "With so many charities in such a small Island, fundraising is often challenging, so finding easy and effective ways to generate income are always welcomed. 

"This change of policy will give charities the impetus to not only look at their digital fundraising strategy, but make it easier and more valuable for people to donate online. 

"Allowing charities this simplified way of claiming tax back on online donations over £50 will save charities time and money, as well as giving the donor one less thing to do."

Onine giving is part of the Tax Office drive to get more people sorting out their taxes online.

Treasury and Resources Minister Alan Maclean said: "Islanders are renowned for their charitable instincts and care for others. I am delighted that my department is leading the way in making it much easier for charities to access the tax benefits available for charitable giving."

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