1/3 of all UK Gift Aid goes unclaimed by charities. That's £560m every year.
HMRC has strict guidelines for donation eligibility, how Gift Aid declarations should be treated, special handling for sponsored events, and the Small Donations Scheme for cash/contactless donations.
Managing all of this is hard. But Beacon can help.
Donations saved in your Beacon database are automatically checked for Gift Aid eligibility based on HMRC's guidelines.
As payments are saved, Beacon automatically adds the ones eligible for Gift Aid to a new claim, ready for HMRC.
Submit Gift Aid claims to HMRC in seconds. Beacon integrates directly with Charities Online, so you won't need to mess with spreadsheets.
All payments, declarations and claims in Beacon are fully audited and visible to you, making HMRC's strict requirements a breeze.
Gift Aid on Sponsored events is handled differently by HMRC and Beacon to make your life simpler.
You can submit "small donations" (cash/contactless payments under £30) separately to HMRC as well.
Payments are added to claims and submitted to HMRC based on rules that you define.
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Beacon has been verified and recognised by HMRC for the Charities Online service.