Employees can donate as much or as little as they want. All modern payroll systems can be set up to handle Payroll Giving and there are no extra tax forms to fill in.
The advantages of Payroll Giving
- Simple to operate for you and your employee. All your employee needs to do is complete a simple form which you can download.
- Builds good relations with your employees. 96% of companies feel that Payroll Giving is something a good employer should offer and nearly all said they would like to increase participation levels in their organisations*.
- Charities get regular donations on the same basis as your employees are paid, which helps them have a regular income stream so they can plan their services more effectively and efficiently.
- Employees get tax relief on the donations straight away at their top rate of tax, meaning that their donations cost them less. For higher rate tax payers the full tax of 40%/50% is credited to their charity by HMRC whereas this is limited to just 28% through all other ways of giving such as gift aid.
- Payroll Giving Quality Mark. Once you set up a Payroll Giving scheme, you will automatically receive a certificate as well as a logo for use on your letterheads, websites and other company literature. This award generates news stories and shows commitment to good causes/local community. Winning an award is a great news story for your organisation, so why not go for Gold?
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Setting up a Payroll Giving Scheme
To start a Payroll Giving Scheme all you have to do is register with an approved Payroll Giving Agency and set up your payroll system for Payroll Giving. HM Revenue & Customs approves all Payroll Giving Agencies (which are charities themselves) and lists them on its website. Take a look to find the right agency for your business.
Further information is available on the Payroll Giving section of HMRC website.
*sourced from www.payrollgiving.co.uk