If you are a UK taxpayer, the Gift Aid scheme allows Oxfam to receive 25 pence for every £1 you donate back from HM Revenue & Customs. So, for example, if you donate £10 to Oxfam, HM Revenue & Customs will add £2.50, and Oxfam will receive £12.50 in total.
The tax reclaimed through Gift Aid will be used to help fund the whole of Oxfam's work.
In order for Oxfam to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) at least equal to the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.
If you can Gift Aid your donation, you just need to declare it to Oxfam. You can make this declaration over the phone or in writing. Please contact us to find out more.