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Posted Thu, 06 Apr 2023 07:22:07 GMT by Tim Wakeling
Hi If I am not a higher rate tax payer and therefore not entitled to any relief, do I need to say Yes to the "Did you give to charity" question? I don't want to keep records of every Gift Aid donation if I don't have to. Thanks
Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2023 07:58:23 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

You only need to declare this if you made Gift Aid donations.

Thank you.
Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2023 08:25:59 GMT by Tim Wakeling
Thank you - but that's not what I asked. :) If I DO make Gift Aid donations but don't want to bother recording them or claiming any tax relief for them myself, can I say "no" to this question? I don't think I'm entitled to get any relief anyway as I don't pay higher rate tax, so surely there's no point declaring the donations at all.
Posted Thu, 20 Apr 2023 14:08:46 GMT by HMRC Admin 25
Hi Tim Wakeling,

If you made Gift Aid donations these should be declared on the tax return.

Thank you. 
Posted Tue, 23 May 2023 08:45:32 GMT by Tim Wakeling
Thank you. I laboriously added all my Gift Aid donations to the return, and lo and behold, the total tax due, as expected, did not change. What a waste of time!

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