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Most people believe that charities do not pay tax… if only that were the case!

Charities benefit enormously from the range of tax incentives on charitable giving, particularly from Gift Aid. What is not often understood is that charities still incur substantial amounts of tax when they spend the money that is generously donated to them.

So while charities benefit from over £1bn of income from Gift Aid, they face costs in excess of £1.5bn in irrecoverable VAT.

CTG has become the leading voice for the sector on this issue. We have persuaded successive Governments to introduce a range of tax reliefs and, just as important, have campaigned successfully to protect existing concessions.