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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: Sponsored Events

This update allows handling of donations arising from sponsored events using a special page for this purpose on Fund Filer. The ‘Sponsored Events’ page is accessible from the ‘quick jump’ menu, top right of the green strip on all donation entry pages. HMRC requires data for sponsored events to be recorded slightly differently to regular […]

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Product Update: Easier Donations Deleting

Donation records can now be deleted from donations lists, accessible from individual records for donors. Access this list via the ‘Donation History’ green button beneath the general donor information, or via the link to right of the donor name on ‘Donors List’. This is a real timesaver compared with finding donation records from the general […]

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