Thanks for thinking in donating
No matter how much you donate,
God appreciates any contribution
Donations may be made by cash or cheque, in the UK or in Spain, in sterling or in euros, at Sunday worship or by post, also by credit/debit card.
If you would like to make a donation by bank transfer you can transfer into a UK account or a Spanish account. Please contact our treasurer for the bank details by emailing:
Credit/debit card donations
These can be made via bank transfer or through the Justgiving website by clicking here, (one-off or monthly donations) JustGiving will also reclaim tax, if you pay UK tax.
(Please make it clear in the notes box, that this is for the Costa del Sol (West) chaplaincy)
JustGiving could charge for their services.
Sending Sterling Cheques by post
Send sterling cheques to the finance officer:
- Diocesan Finance Officer
14 Tufton Street
London, SW1P 3QZ
Sending Euro Cheques by post
Send euro cheques to the Chaplaincy Treasurer:
- c/o Chaplaincy House
Calle Juan de Fuca, 27
UK Tax exempt giving
Tax-Efficient Donations by UK Taxpayer
Although the Chaplaincy is not a registered UK charity, exemption from UK income tax is granted when donations are channelled through the Diocese in Europe. The tax which has been paid, on the giving of Church people, can be recovered from the Inland Revenue. This is good stewardship of resources.
The relevant form is available underneath this page. Please remember to include a bankers order form with either of the declarations
Gift Aid – How does it work?
Gift Aid is surprisingly easy to use. It can apply to donations of any amount, large or small, cheque, postal order, direct debit, standing orders in Sterling or Euro.
If you are a UK taxpayer, all you have to do is give the Diocesan office, on behalf of the Costa del Sol (West) Anglican Chaplaincy a simple Gift Aid declaration. This will only involve completing a short form. What’s more, one single Gift Aid declaration can apply to all past donations you have made (since April 2000) and to all future donations you make.
As a higher-rate taxpayer looking to reclaim tax from your donation, all you have to do is remember to include details of your charitable gifts on your tax form. Also, from April 2003, higher rate taxpayers were able to reclaim tax relief from donations paid to charity both during the previous tax year and during the current tax year, which means the relief is paid that much quicker.
Donors who are liable to tax at the basic rate
If a donor wishes to make a regular net contribution of saying £100 to the Chaplaincy, this is paid from their gross income of £128.21, on which they have to pay income tax. At a 22% basic rate of tax, they pay £28.21 in tax, leaving £100 to be paid to the Chaplaincy. The Chaplaincy can then recover tax at the basic rate from the Inland Revenue and the gift is worth more to the Chaplaincy than one that does not qualify for tax relief.
Donors who are liable to tax at the higher rate
Donors who are liable to tax at the higher rate (40%) will have paid £51.28 in tax. The Chaplaincy can re-cover tax only at the basic rate but the higher rate relief can be claimed back by the donor by entering the details on their Self Assessment tax return. A net gift of £100 to the Chaplaincy then only costs the donor £76.93. The Chaplaincy will hope that this reclaimed tax will be used to increase the donation at no extra cost.
Do you qualify?
Providing you pay as much tax (income and/or capital gains) as the Chaplaincy will be entitled to reclaim on your donations in the same financial year, you are entitled to use Gift Aid. For example, if you wish to Gift Aid your charitable donations that total £100 in one year, you will need to have paid at least £28 to the taxman in respect of that tax year.
Giving shares to the Chaplaincy is not a new idea, but since April 2000, there is a new tax incentive to make Share Giving even more attractive. Individuals who give shares to charity are entitled to claim back full tax relief against the value of those shares. So, a gift of shares worth £1,000 will only cost a higher rate taxpayer Â£600, or Â£780 for lower rate taxpayers and furthermore, no capital gains tax will apply.
There are many reasons why giving shares might appeal to you. You might hold windfall shares as a result of privatisation or demutualisation that are effectively gathering dust, making little difference to you, but they could make a big difference to a charity. Or, you may own small parcels of shares, perhaps as a result of an inheritance that you regard as a bit of a nuisance as they generate more paperwork than income. These could be turned into something of real value to others by donating these shares to charity.
How does it work?
Tax relief is available to UK taxpayers donating shares and securities listed on the UK Stock Market, the Alternative Investment Market, and recognised stock exchanges overseas. It is also available for units in a UK unit trust, shares in a UK open-ended investment company (OEIC), and some similar foreign investments.
You can claim tax relief equal to the market value of the shares on the day you make the gift, together with any associated costs such as broker fees. Furthermore, capital gains tax (CGT) on any increase in the value of the shares since you bought them, will not apply. However, if your shares have gone down in value, you should be aware that you will not be able to use this loss to offset any other CGT liability you may have.
Spanish “Tax Free” giving
The Spanish tax rules allow you to give one-off donations to charity or regular donations to charity and receive, at the end of the financial year, up to 75% of those donations back through a reduction in your tax bill. You can reduce your Spanish tax bill by up to 10% using this method.
You should ask the Treasurer for a certificate “certificado de donaciones” to prove your charitable contributions have been made and you should fill out the Modelo 182. If you are on the envelope scheme we may be able to record your weekly contributions to the church and provide a certificate at the end of the year to you.
If those contributions say, are 20 euros per week, for 50 weeks that amounts to 1000 euros and the certificate returned with your tax form in April will reduce your tax bill by 75% of 150 euros and 30% of 850 euros, which is 367.50euros (2016 figures). Though you would have to be paying 3,675euros in tax anyway to have that reduction.
Of course, if you manage to do it, it would be wonderful if you felt able to donate some of that 367.50euros back to the church!
If you run a company and pay tax the reduction in corporate tax is up to 40%, with the same maximum 10% of taxes paid limit.
|Up to 150 euros donated to one or various organisations
|150+ euros donated to a new organisation
|150+ euros and if during the two previous tax years donations have been made to the same non-profit for the same or higher amount.
|Company (Corporate Tax)
|If in past 2 years have not given to same NGO
|Company (Corporate Tax)
|If in past 2 years have given to same NGO
NB. Both individuals and corporations have a limited tax base of the deduction which cannot exceed 10% of the total taxable base for the period.
Thanks for thinking in donating
Like me, you probably do not like to dwell on thoughts of our own mortality. Yet for the Christian, it is right that we should spend some time contemplating the journey of our life from its beginning to its end. Part of that process is practical as well as spiritual; there are family and friends for whom we may make financial provisions, to hand on valued possessions to those whom we love.
When you do this, please do think about making a contribution, in the form of a legacy, to the Church for the continuation of its mission.
Our chaplaincy is self-supporting and its work is only possible because of the generosity of people like you – its worshippers. If you would like to arrange a legacy for the Costa del Sol (West) Anglican Chaplaincy, we would suggest you use the following wording when making a UK will;
I give to the Diocese in Europe whose registered office is situated at 14, Tufton Street London SW1P 3QZ, the sum of xxx Pounds to be applied for the mission and extension of the Costa del Sol (West) Anglican Chaplaincy and I declare that a receipt from the Diocesan secretary for the time being of the Diocese in Europe will be sufficient receipt for my executors for the same.
By using this wording you should ensure UK Inheritance Tax is not applied to your gift. If you are making a will in Spain the following words, translated into Spanish by your lawyer, are appropriate.
I give to the Capellania Anglicana de la Costa del Sol (West), CIF # R2900260G, Chaplaincy House, Calle Juan de Fuca 27, Urb Beverley Hill, 29680 Estepona, Malaga, and registered with the Federacion de Entidades Religiosas Evangélicas de España # 3034-SE/D, the sum of xxx euros to be applied for the mission and extension of the Capellania Anglicana de la Costa del Sol (West) and declare that a receipt from the treasurer for the time being of the Capellania Anglicana de la Costa del Sol (West) will be sufficient for my executors for the same.
Your gift will help future generations to worship and carry out God’s mission here on the Costa del Sol (West).
- Diocese in Europe donations page
- GENERAL GIFT AID INFORMATION
- Regular giving pledge (If you would like to promise to give regularly to the church, possibly through the weekly envelope scheme)
- UK GIFT AID PLEDGE FORM (if you would like to promise to give regularly via your UK bank)**
- GIFT AID DECLARATION FORM (for a one-off or regular donation via UK bank, including retrospective donations, so that tax can be reclaimed)**
- ** BANKERS ORDER FORM (needed to accompany either of the above forms)