Our group of dedicated tax professionals and friends have signed up to complete the #KiliTax2022 sponsored challenge to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the two UK tax charities, TaxAid and Tax Help for Older People. The sponsorship money will go to the charities' Bridge the Gap campaign, which is split equally between the two tax charities. The 11-day trip to Tanzania commences on the 15th September 2022. Covid led to the challenge being deferred for 2 years, but Action Challenge is ready to take the team up this formidable mountain to help meet our ultimate goal of raising vital money for the tax charities. To find out more or to sponsor the team click here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/KiliTax2020
Every donation we receive helps secure our services for years to come. If you want to support us with a one-off or monthly donation, you can do so online via CAF, by clicking on this button:
If you prefer, you can make a cheque payable to Tax Volunteers and post it to our Head Office at:
Unit 10, Pineapple Business Park,
Regular donations of any amount by Standing Order are also very important to us. They let us plan ahead and to make sure that we can reach all areas of the UK in need of local tax surgeries. To set up a regular monthly donation, please use this form.
Donations of all kinds are made even more valuable to us if you are a taxpayer and elect to Gift Aid your donation to Tax Volunteers. Please see Gift Aid section below
People who choose to remember Tax Volunteers in their Wills are truly special individuals. They understand that the promise of funding many years into the future is crucial in enabling Tax Volunteers to continue to bring peace of mind to older people on low incomes. Leaving a legacy in your Will to Tax Volunteers is your chance to help us to continue our important work, without using up any savings you may need for your retirement years. What is more, as legacies to charities are exempt from Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax, more of the value of your money will be spent in the way that you decide.
If you want to remember us in your Will, you can do this by adding a codicil. A codicil is a written amendment to a Will , saving the need to re-write the whole document. It should be signed, dated and witnessed with the same legal formalities as a Will. Our codicil form is available to download and print here.
Charity raffles or pub quizzes are enjoyable ways to support us and raise money for a good cause. If you would like to help us in this way, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please get in touch if you would like some guidance.
Making a monthly donation through your wages is an extremely efficient way of giving. Donations are deducted from your wages before tax is calculated, so if you donate £5 per month you contribute only £4 (basic rate taxpayer) and the taxman makes up the difference. Please ask your payroll department at work if they operate such a scheme.
With Gift Aid, we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. That's as long as you’ve paid the basic rate of tax and make the donation from your own funds. That means Gift Aid can increase the value of your donations by 25%, so if you donate £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to Tax Volunteers.
To make a Gift Aid donation you’ll need to make a Gift Aid declaration. You do this by completing this simple form – one form can cover every gift made to the same charity for whatever period you choose, and can cover gifts you have already made and/or gifts you may make in the future.
Please make sure that you pay enough tax to cover your gift aid donation. For example if you pay £500 tax a year you can gift aid up to £2,000 of donations.
We are extremely grateful for any donation that you would like to make.
Tax Volunteers is very keen to extend its work with corporate partners. We believe we have much to offer our sponsoring corporate partners
If you would like to know to more about developing corporate sponsorship opportunities contact: Alice Devitt, Fundraising Director
We rely on our network of volunteer tax adviser to provide our local face-to-face service. If you are a tax professional willing to give a few hours a month to support elderly people on low incomes, please let us know. More information can be found here.
Tax Help for Older People could not provide its service to so many elderly and vulnerable people across the UK without the help and funding it receives from many different supporters and well-wishers.
The two UK tax advice charities, Tax Help for Older People and TaxAid, have been providing free tax help and advice to vulnerable, low income taxpayers for over 20 years. At no time has the need for access to free and trusted tax advice by low income, vulnerable people been higher or the demand for it been greater. And this need and demand is going to continue to grow. So Tax Help for Older People and TaxAid have decided jointly to launch a new campaign together, Bridge the Gap, to enable us to serve even more people in crisis with their tax.
There is an urgent need to meet this increased demand for our expertise by the more disadvantaged and marginalised people in society.
By supporting and donating to our Bridge the Gap appeal you can help vulnerable people on the lowest incomes gain access to free, trusted and expert tax help and advice.
Inman Charity * Mehta Family Trust * Michael Duveaux Trust * Milton Grundy Foundation * The Bernard Charitable Trust * Aleksander Family Trust * Kathleen Beryl Sleigh Charitable Trust
We thank all those who have provided grant funding for their valuable and welcome support. We couldn’t operate the service without their help.
Our current funders are:
Aviva * Association of Taxation Technicians * Chartered Institute of Taxation * Civil Service Insurance Society Charity * HM Revenue & Customs * The Hobson Charity * Money Advice Service * The Oakdene Trust * Rothesay Life * Schroder Charity Trust * Sir James Knott Trust * The Sobell Foundation * The Valentine Trust * XPS Group
The following were all funders in previous years:
Legal & General * Goldsmiths Trust * Woodroffe Benton * Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust