Thanks - I'll check that out. If the total gift aid contributions from donations exceeds a proportion of the total I pay in tax, then I must pay back the gift aid? Is that right? How much of my total tax spend can be used towards gift aid before I end up paying it back?
I am self-employed and regularly give to charities. I would like to use Gift Aid, but am unsure how to declare it when I complete my tax returns. I assume I must record and document all my giving then put the total in my tax return? The HMRC gift aid page says that I must be on the higher rate of tax. How do I find this out? My income fluctuates a bit from year to year. Advice much appreciated.