Tax-effective giving

Tax-effective giving

VSO can make your gift go further at no extra cost to you.

Tax-effective giving is a way for VSO to boost our income. For example, If you were to support VSO with a £10,000 gift, you’d see your investment increase to £12,500, that will enable you to reach even more people and make a bigger difference to their lives. If you pay a higher rate of income tax and make a charitable donation, you can claim the difference between the basic rate of tax and your highest rate. You can either keep this relief or donate it back to VSO.  
 

 

Donation

Charity claims
in Gift Aid

Total donation

You could reclaim

Full potential of gift

Basic rate taxpayer
(20%)

£20,000

£5,000

£25,000

-

£25,000

Higher rate taxpayer
(40%)

£20,000

£5,000

£25,000

£5,000

£30,000*

Higher rate taxpayer
(50%) 

£20,000

£5,000

£25,000

£7,500

£32,500*

 

Share Giving is another tax-effective way of boosting your charitable gifts to VSO. It's one of the most tax-effective ways you can give, as you won't have to pay any capital gains tax on the shares you donate – and you can claim income tax relief too. 

Want to know more

We are here to help you get the most out of your gift. If you would like to know more about making a tax efficient gift to VSO, the Private Philanthropy team would be happy to talk with you. Please contact  Jane Quayle  on 020 8780 7412 jane.quayle@vsoint.org  or Lydia Raw on 020 8780 7592.

* Full potential with Gift Aid added if higher rate relief is donated to charity. This is the best case scenario and it is often not that simple, as the donor may have other transactions or reliefs to consider. However, this is an illustration showing how much further the initial donation could go with the extra relief claimed.

Please note: VSO is not in a position to offer financial advice. We strongly recommend that you consult an independent financial adviser if you have specific financial questions.

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