The Gift Aid Online Filing is due to go live on 22nd
What should you be doing?
Register for HMRC Gateway
If you have not already registered for the HMRC Gateway, you
need to do this now. For more
information visit HMRC
Charities Online FAQs.
Get Your Supporter Records in Order
Make sure your supporter records are up-to-date with a
current address and postcode.
The donor’s forename, surname and first line of the address
are mandatory fields – the title and postcode are optional. However, whilst an
online return containing no donor postcodes will pass frontend validation, it
may not automatically flow through to the backend system and could be placed on
to a work list for manual investigation thus delaying any repayment due.
The postcode is an optional field as there may be donors who
are UK taxpayers but who are resident abroad and it only accepts UK postcodes.
The recommendation is that if the donor has a UK address then the house number
and postcode is provided. If there is no postcode or the donor is resident
abroad, then the first line of the address should be provided.
An online return only containing the donor’s forename and
surname would reject at the frontend validation at Gateway as the <House>
element which should contain the first line of the address is mandatory.
You will be able to continue sending the current R68(i) form
until 30th September 2013. From that date, charities will either have to use
one of the online methods or the new paper form ChR1, all of which will require
donor address details – see http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/online/three-options.htm.
For more information on the new Gift Aid Online Filing,
please contact Marketing.
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