Efficient Giving

We've compiled some information on efficient giving you might like to know.

We hope you find this useful. Please let us know if you have any questions or if there's anything you think we should add.

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Tax relief
All gifts to charity are exempt from tax. We can provide you with an official letter for your records, which acknowledges your donation. If you pay tax at the higher or additional rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation. You can do this through your Self Assessment Tax Return or by asking HMRC to alter your tax code.
Gift Aid
If you're a UK taxpayer, you can 'Gift Aid' your donation, meaning we claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give, without it costing you any extra. Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) estimates that an additional £750 million of potential tax reclaim benefit goes unclaimed each year. So, if you're eligible, please do Giftt Aid your donation.
Payroll Giving
With Payroll Giving, you don't you don’t pay the difference between the higher and basic rate of tax on your donation, as your donation is deducted from your gross salary before tax. Your employer or pension provider can tell you if they run a payroll giving scheme.
Corporate Giving
Some companies have policies which dictate that if an employee donates to a non-profit, their corporation will donate money to the same non-profit according to a predetermined ratio (often 1:1). Just Like Us also offers bespoke Corporate Partnership packages, which you can find out more about here.
Legacy Giving
Leaving Just Like Us a legacy in your Will is another tax-efficient way to give to Just Like Us. Inheritance tax dictates that everything above £325,000 will be taxed at 40%. However, if you leave 10% of your estate to charity, you receive 10% off inheritance tax. You can find out how to leave a legacy to Just Like Us here.
Record Keeping
In order to access the full benefits of tax relief on charitable giving, it is essential to keep detailed, up-to-date records of all your donations to charity. If you'd like support on this, please get in touch.