After hearing another charity benefited financially by accidentally submitting an inflated Gift Aid
claim, he decided to do the same.
Savings on a family of four is based on standard, on the day pricing, including gift aid
for two adult and two child tickets.
can be claimed on charitable donations from taxpayers, but not when the money is given in exchange for goods.
All people need to do is fill in a simple Gift Aid
form when they take their donations to the shop which takes less than a minute.
They submitted claims for Gift Aid
repayments based on bogus donations between May 2009 and August 2012.
The Government released the findings as it urged people who give to charity to declare gift aid
on their donations, and boost the money that reaches their charity at no extra cost.
MP Mary Robinson said "The beneficiary of the gift aid
reclaimed should be the relevant charity."
To make a Gift Aid
donation you make a declaration that you have paid the same amount or more than 25% of the Gift in income or capital gains tax.
HM Treasury on Thursday reported that the government is marking the 25th anniversary of Gift Aid
on the eve of Children in Need.
"We contacted the original donor, Jordanne Richardson, thanks to the information she left on her Gift Aid
For individuals who are liable to basic rate tax, broadly those with gross income of up to PS41,865 there will be no further tax relief due on the Gift Aid
According to the National Audit Office (NAO) there are donations of around GBP2.3bn where Gift Aid
is not used, while not all of these donations will be eligible for Gift Aid
, the governement is said to be working with charities in an effort to increase the number of eligible donations.