Charitable tax reliefs worth £3.34bn in last tax year

HM Revenue & Customs figures show they increased by 3.7 per cent on the previous year


Tax reliefs for charities and donors were worth £3.34bn in 2010/11,according to HM Revenue & Customs – an increase of 3.7 per cent on the previous year.

Figures published last week, which confirm predictions set out earlier this year by HMRC, show charities received £2.56bn in tax relief, up from £2.48bn 2009/10.

The figures include £1.1bn in Gift Aid, up from £1.03bn in the previous year, and £1.16bn in business rate relief, up from £1.14bn in the previous year. Reliefs for donors rose to £780m from £740m.

The largest personal reliefs were inheritance tax relief, up to £340m from £320m in the previous year, and higher-rate relief on Gift Aid, up to £350m from £330m.

VAT reliefs were estimated to be worth £200m, but this figure is rounded to the nearest £50m and has remained unchanged since 2003.

HMRC also restated the value of tax reliefs for the previous year, which it previously estimated as worth £3.05bn.

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