|Dates||Feb 2003 Mar 2003|
Gift Aid is a mechanism by which UK registered charities can reclaim tax paid by donors on their donations to the charity on the basis of their signing a declaration instructing the charity to reclaim tax on their donations. This presents an amazing opportunity to charities to increase their income by almost 30% in exchange for a small organisational overhead.
Drawing from data original entered into separate Membership and Accounts database systems, the Gift Aid System manages the full process of Gift Aid Reclaims including:
By using data already entered to other systems, and centralising the whole reclaim process in a single system it becomes easy to keep track of what has and what hasn't been claimed and the specific rational for this on a per-donation and per-member basis.
The system has been in use since 2003.