No you don’t have to pay tax, you can just choose to make your donations via Direct Debit and instruct us not to reclaim tax. You should clearly mark your form if this is the case.
You will only need to contact your bank if you have been making donations via Standing Order. (You will need to cancel the Standing Order otherwise you will have two amounts being taken from your account). The Provincial Office should be notified of any changes once you have completed the Direct Debit forms.
You can if you wish to make donations to your church by Standing Order, weekly envelop or cheque. if these Gifts are to be tax effective you will need to have a Gift Aid Declaration in favour of your Church. You should speak to your Gift Aid Secretary about this.
The Provincial Office informs Gift Aid Secretaries on a monthly basis of donations and tax refunds being paid into the church account, and who has made those donations.
Yes if both a husband and wife pay tax they can use the scheme. However, they will be required to have separate Gift Direct commitments even if the donations are collected from the same joint bank account. The Church in Wales cannot accept a Gift Direct commitment in joint names.
You simply need to instruct the Provincial Office in writing quoting your Gift Direct reference number. This is your donation to amend as you wish; you stay in control at all times.
If you change church and wish to redirect your giving you simply in form the Provincial Office of your wishes in writing quoting your Gift Direct reference number.
You will need to instruct the Provincial Office in writing as soon as possible. It is up to you to decide if you want to cancel the Direct Debit or simply instruct the Provincial Office not to reclaim tax.
You simply need to instruct the Provincial Office of the new amount you wish to donate. There is an option to increase your donation annually in line with the Consumer Prices Index. If you chose this option we will still contact you in writing prior to the new increased amount being implemented. You stay in control of your donations at all times.
No. The Gift Direct system is a Direct Debit system and so unfortunately is not able to receive donations by Standing Order.