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A Gift Aid declaration is a statement by an individual UK taxpayer that they want a charity to receive the tax paid on their donation back from the government.

Gift Aid Declaration Form

I am a UK taxpayer and want to Gift Aid my donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years to Ethiopiaid.

I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference.  

By submitting this form, you confirm your eligibility for Ethiopiaid to claim Gift Aid tax relief of 25p on every pound you give. This means we can make the most of your generous gift with a helping hand from HMRC.

In the future, if you want to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address, or if you no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains, please let us know by emailing

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What is Gift Aid?

If you pay tax in the UK, Ethiopiaid can reclaim from the government the basic rate of tax (25%) on your gift. This is called Gift Aid and it increases the value of your donation to Ethiopiaid – at no cost to you. This means a donation of £100 could be worth £125 to Ethiopiaid.  

What is a Gift Aid Declaration?

A Gift Aid declaration is a statement by an individual taxpayer that they want a charity to receive the tax paid on their donation back from the government.  

What does Gift Aid cost me?

It costs you nothing as long as you’re eligible.

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

You must pay the amount of income tax for each tax year that is equal to/ more than the amount of tax that all the charities you donate to will reclaim on your donations for that year. For example, if you donate £10 to us, you must have paid at least £2.50 in tax to be eligible for Gift Aid. 


How long does the declaration last for?

The declaration wording covers present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we will continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you are eligible.  

However, it’s recommended that your Gift Aid declaration is updated every two years. So, you may receive communications every now and then asking you to update your Gift Aid. 

We have a joint account – are we eligible for Gift Aid?

Yes, as long as at least one of the account holders pays tax and that person is identified as a donor making the donation. For example, if Mr and Mrs Smith have a joint account and only Mr Smith pays taxes, the charity donation and Gift Aid declaration should be made by Mr Smith and be under his record. 

I’m a pensioner – am I eligible for Gift Aid? 

As a pensioner, you are still eligible for Gift Aid if you pay tax on a pension plan, pay capital gains tax, or sell property or shares.

What do I do if my tax status changes or I want to cancel my declaration?

To let us know if you stop paying tax or wish to cancel your declaration, you can either:

– Complete our online Contact us form and update us on your status

– Contact our office on 01225 476385 or on

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