A new service, Charities Online, was introduced in April 2013 so that charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs can sign up to make Gift Aid repayment claims electronically. This service is in addition to the existing print and post repayment form. This will make repayments quicker and easier by filing online. The new service will have built-in checks that will advise about mistakes before the claim is submitted, reducing the need for claims to be sent back to be corrected.
In addition the online service will allow certain optional modifications to claims for example, all the donations for someone taking part in a sponsored event can be put as one entry under the name of that participant. This means you will not need to list every individual donor who sponsored the person (as in the past), for fewer than ten donors. Only individual donations from a donor of £500 or more shown on individual sponsor sheets will need to be separated out and listed individually on the claim form.
For more information about these changes please contact us or visit http://hmrc.gov.uk/charities/online/benefits.htm