About Gift Aid
1. How does Gift Aid work?
If you donate £100, in the normal way ADT will receive exactly £100. However, if you Gift Aid it, then ADT will receive £125 – in other words increasing the value of your donations by 25%.
2. How long does the declaration last for?
The declaration normally covers present, future and past donations. ADT will be able to claim Gift Aid on any donations made since the Gift Aid scheme was revised on 6 April 2000, as long as you are eligible.
3. What if I don’t pay, or stop paying, tax?
We are unfortunately unable to claim Gift Aid on your donation if you do not pay tax. Therefore, if your situation changes in the future, please inform us.
4. Who can use the Gift Aid scheme?
Anyone in the UK who has paid enough income tax or capital gains tax to cover the amount reclaimed by ADT in the current financial year can use Gift Aid.
5. How do I sign up for Gift Aid?
In order for us to claim Gift Aid on your donations you must complete a Gift Aid Declaration. You can either do this when donating (by ticking the relevant box in the standing order form or distributed leaflets), by completing and returning a Gift Aid Declaration form or over the phone. You only need to do this once; all your donations to ADT thereafter will be treated as Gift Aided.
6. What if I am a higher taxpayer?
As a higher rate taxpayer you can reclaim 12% personal tax relief on your donation on top of what ADT will collect.