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Using Gift Aid to increase the value of Society subscriptions and other donations

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The UK Government “Gift Aid” scheme allows UK taxpayers to make donations to registered charities, including the Dorothy L Sayers Society, in a tax-efficient manner. The amount of money you pay does not change, but we are able to recover the tax you paid on your donation, provided you have in fact paid sufficient tax in each tax year to cover the amount we (and any other charities you donate to) claim back.

Current guidance makes clear that membership subscriptions are eligible for Gift Aid, provided any tangible “benefit” to the donor is within prescribed limits. As the primary benefit for members is their receipt of the regular Bulletin, and such publications are explicitly excluded from consideration under the regulations, subscriptions to the DLS Society are eligible.

If you wish to allow us to take advantage of the Gift Aid scheme, there are a number of ways you can do so. Before completing your declaration, please ensure you read the following information, as by continuing you are agreeing that you have read and understood these points:

In making a Gift Aid declaration, I confirm that:

Your options now are:

Fill in the online web form:
Please click HERE, complete the form, and submit it.
Fill in a paper form and send it to us:
Please click HERE to download the PDF version of the declaration. Print it out, and fill it in. Once you have done so, you can either post it to the address on the form, or scan it and send the scan to us by email.