HMRC are advising certain charities to sign up to its new online Gift Aid system. The last “old style” forms will not be accepted after 30 September 2013.
According to HMRC, more than 19,000 charities have already signed up to Charities Online. Since the online process was launched 22 April 2013 almost 50% of Gift Aid payments are now being processed online.
Charities with no access to the internet can still claim using a paper based system, but must use a new form, ChR1, that can be ordered from the Charities Helpline on 0845 302 0203.
Charities should allow 15 working days from the day they sign up, before making their first Gift Aid submission online.