Author Archive | Penny Miles

Product Update: Donors Area

As part of our commitment to continually improving Fund Filer, we are delighted to announce several major enhancements to the donors area. Included in this update: A new ‘summary view’ for each donor, showing important information at a glance, including donation history. New facilities to: edit donations while viewing a donor record generate statements direct from […]

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Gift Aid envelopes – unlimited validity

In case you are not aware, Gift Aid envelopes bought before mid-October last year are still valid even if they don’t bear the latest recommended wording from HMRC. The key date in this is 21 October 2015, the date HMRC announced revised wording for declarations. A harsh deadline of 05 April 2016 had originally been […]

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GASDS annual limit is now £8,000 per annum

The start of the new 2016/2017 tax year has seen the annual limit for claiming under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme rise from £5,000 per annum to £8,000 per annum. Remember the GASDS year runs with the tax year, 06 April until 05 April, irrespective of your accounting year, which might be different. Fund […]

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Good news on GASDS for single churches

Many single church parishes can now enjoy the same benefits that other charities enjoy following the end of a long-running dispute between HMRC and the Church of England over how the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) applies to Anglicans. The main beneficiaries of the new accord are Anglicans comprising just one church, which are […]

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Gateway Update? What Gateway Update?

A totally smooth transition has left Fund Filer users blissfully unaware of a major change to the way HMRC receives Gift Aid submissions. Implementing new code for this important upgrade was crucial to ensure claims would still submit successfully through the Gateway. However for Fund Filer users the event required no downloads, no new installations, […]

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See us at Heart and Soul, Edinburgh, 17 May

Everyone interested in Fund Filer, whether already using it or thinking about it, is most welcome to visit us at ‘Heart and Soul’, an event to celebrate the life and work of the church in Scotland. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people from churches and faith groups across Scotland are expected to attend the event in […]

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Product Update: Your Subscription and PayPal

An updated ‘Your Subscription’ section is now accessible from ‘Your Account’, giving clear information on subscription levels, cost and renewal dates. There is also a facility to specify details for invoicing, if these differ from main user details. Fund Filer will remind you by email when your account falls due for renewal. Users will also […]

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Product Update: Improved Claim Checking

This update helps with checking claim information and resolving discrepancies before and after making repayment claims. It comprises three new features: Access to underlying donation records making up sum totals for donors Facilities for downloading claim data in summary or detail form before and after the claim is submitted. A further facility to download submitted […]

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