There are three ways of making a donation to the Ecole Polytechnique Charitable Trust: On-line, Bank Transfer or Cheque.
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I would like my Tax receipt to be sent electronically (if not checked, the Tax Receipt will be sent by regular mail)
WHAT ABOUT TAX INCENTIVES ON MY CONTRIBUTION ?
The Ecole Polytechnique Charitable Trust is registered at the Charity Commission. It is therefore entitled to receive charitable contributions and claim tax relief from UK tax payers.
Once you have contributed, we’ll send you a Declaration form for the Gift Aid, a UK government tax scheme which enables the Ecole Polytechnique Charitable Trust to claim tax relief on donations. If you would like to see 25% added on top of your gift at no cost to you, please mail us a Gift Aid Declaration filled out and signed. It can either be open ended (applying to a current donation and all future donations) or related to a particular gift.
For every £100 a UK tax payer donates, £25 in reclaimed tax may be added. A £100 gift with Gift Aid is worth £125 to the Ecole Polytechnique Charitable Trust.
Higher rate tax payers are in addition able to claim tax back on their donation. The amount they can claim back is the difference between higher and basic rate tax (20% as of 6th April 2008) on the gross value of their gift (contribution + Gift Aid). So for a gift of £100 from a higher rate donor at 40%, the gross value would be £125 and the donor may claim £25 back (40% - 20% of £125), in effect only spending £75