Essex Community Foundation
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Tax effective giving

If you are considering making a charitable gift during your lifetime or if you want to leave a legacy after your death, there are various tax incentives which may make your giving more attractive. 

For example a higher rate taxpayer can create a charitable fund of £62,500 for a cost of £34,375, providing leverage of over 80%. This is achieved as follows:


Donation £50,000
Gift Aid £12,500
Total £62,500

Cost to Donor

Donation £50,000
Higher Rate Tax Relief £15,625
Cost to Donor £34,375

To discuss any aspect of tax effective giving please contact Steven Mackenzie, Development Officer, on 01245 355947.