Frequently Asked Questions - Your donation and tax back

Frequently Asked Questions - Your donation and tax back

The government’s Gift Aid scheme enables you to increase the value of your donations by almost a third – at no extra cost to you. By making a Gift Aid declaration today, supporters can help Concern reclaim thousands of pounds. This extra funding can make an incredible difference to our work in developing countries.

If you are a UK taxpayer, for every pound that you have donated in the past four years we can claim an extra 25p from HM Revenue and Customs. It doesn't cost you a penny. To help us claim tax from your previous donations and any donations you may make to us in the future, all you have to do is fill in our online form.

If you prefer, you can download and print out the Gift Aid form and send it to us. Click here to download the Gift Aid form (pdf). Post the completed form to our freepost address: Concern Worldwide, Freepost BEL 1098, Belfast, BT1 2BR.

You can register for Gift Aid today by one of the following methods:

  • Telephone us on 0800 032 4001
  • Complete the online Gift Aid tax form by clicking here
  • Download the Gift Aid declaration form by clicking here (pdf) and post the completed form to our freepost address: Concern Worldwide, Freepost BEL 1098, Belfast, BT1 2BR.

If you make donations via CAF, tax has already been reclaimed. However, please fill in the declaration form anyway so that any separate donations you might make to Concern can be tax effective as well.

Absolutely not. It just means that if you do give any amount to Concern in the future, we can claim an extra 25% back from HM Revenue and Customs.

Yes. Your details are confidential to Concern and HM Revenue and Customs. We will not share this information with anyone else.

To ensure we don't keep asking you to join the Gift Aid scheme, it is useful for us to know if you are not a tax payer. Please let us know if you don't pay tax by calling 0800 032 4001 or e-mail [email protected]

Please let us know if your tax status changes so we can change our record and make sure we are collecting the correct tax back for your donations. Please call the Concern Supporter Services team on 0800 032 4001 or e-mail [email protected]

As a pensioner, you may still pay tax on a private pension plan or savings account, or capital gains tax if you sell property or shares. If this is the case, we can still claim Gift Aid on your donations.

Concern can only reclaim tax at the basic rate of 22%, whether you pay tax at the basic rate or the higher rate of 40%. If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can claim back the difference between the higher and basic rates of tax on your donations on your self assessment form.

As a self-assessed tax payer, you can nominate Concern to receive your repayments as a donation, simply by entering this unique code on your form: DAD67DG.

You can join the Gift Aid scheme if you are a tax payer at the basic or higher tax rate. Lower rate tax payers (including those paying tax on investment income) can also join.

If you pay capital gains tax, you qualify for Gift Aid. Capital gains tax is applied to unearned income such as interest from savings.

Remember, to qualify for Gift Aid, what you pay in income tax or capital gains tax must equal the amount we claim from the Inland Revenue in any given year.