CTG welcomes Government commitment to work with the charity sector on the Future of Gift Aid project
On the second Tax Administration and Maintenance Day, the Government set out further technical tax policy proposals that build on measures announced at the Spring Budget, aiming to simplify and modernise the tax system. Of key interest to CTG members are:
- The announcement of the Government’s future engagement with stakeholders on reforming Gift Aid, which follows on from the Future of Gift Aid work led by CTG.
- The launch of an important consultation on charities tax compliance, with the aim of tackling non-compliance and protecting the integrity of the sector.
Commenting on the announcements in today’s HMRC Tax Administration and Maintenance Day, CTG Chair, Richard Bray said:
“CTG welcomes the Government’s commitment to continued engagement with charities to improve the way that Gift Aid works through the use of digital technology. The future of Gift Aid project, spearheaded by CTG, has broad support and involvement from a wide range of stakeholders including HMRC. At a time when charities face pressure on donations this is an important forward-looking step to future-proof Gift Aid.
“HMRC has published an important consultation on charity tax compliance, including a review of the tainted charity donations rules. CTG will work with members and HMRC during the consultation process to ensure that any proposed changes are targeted and proportionate and do not create any unintended consequences for the vast majority of law-abiding charities.”
Notes to editors
The Charity Tax Group (CTG) has over 1000 members of all sizes representing all types of charitable activity, as well as over 50 “Observer Member” professional firms including lawyers and tax advisers. It was set up in 1982 to make representations to Government on charity taxation and it has since become the leading voice for the sector on this issue. CTG is an active participant in HMRC’s Charity Tax Forum and sits as the charity representative on HMRC’s Joint VAT Consultative Committee (JVCC).