Payroll Giving is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly and on a tax-free basis to the charities and good of their choice.
As the government web-site shows
“Payroll Giving (also known as Give As You Earn or Workplace Giving) is a valuable, long-term source of revenue, providing regular income to help charities budget and plan ahead more effectively. Employees can choose to support any charity of their choice with a regular donation direct from their pay.
It’s cheaper because it’s tax-free – for example, a donation of £5 per month costs the basic rate tax payer only £4.00 (the taxman pays the rest!)”
In practice, Payroll Giving donations are deducted from your salary by your employer before tax is deducted but after the National Insurance deduction. It is sent directly to AAC.
If you are a lower rate tax payer each £1 donation will only cost you effectively 80p.
If you are a higher rate tax payer each £1 donation will only cost you 60p.
Standard AAC Benefits:
Unique Benefits to this account type:
Fill in the forms below – one part if for you, the other part is by your employer. They may be completed online or printed and sent to us by email or post. It normally takes just 1-2 days to open the account.
The account is fully opened when the first payment is made by your employer and it is recommended that your company inform us (and you) as it is paid each month.
Completed by: You
Sent to: AAC
Please complete the form online, or download it.
Completed by: You
Sent to: Your Employer's Payroll Department
Please download this form and complete it.
Completed by: Your Employer's Payroll Department
Sent to: AAC
Please download and pass the following form to your payroll department.
Most people do, but you don’t have to. Each Month, you can chose how much you feel able to give to charity and advise your payroll division
A small commission is charged on all payments into the account, depending on the size of the donation and the number of vouchers written. The standard rate is 5% reducing for larger donations.
You get monthly statements by email. You can get daily updates/warnings by sms or email. You can log onto the secure client areas to check on the status of all your donation – and make requests for new donations. Finally you can just phone the office.
In the case of written vouchers, the response time depend on when the charity present the voucher to us for redemption. At that point it is normally a day or two. We use BACS and emails to notify the charity that it has been paid.
Clients may communicate with us using e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone during Office hours, Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm and Friday: 9:30 am – 12:00pm.
We make regular transfers to bona-fide international charities, using an exchange provider that provides competitive rates with minimal charges and fast service.
The following vouchers are available: 50p (pre-paid), £1 (pre-paid), £3, £5, £10, £18, £25, £36, £50 and blank.