Tax Rebate ‐ Questions & Answers 1) My company sponsors fundraising events organised by Jersey Hospice Care. Can we use the tax rebate scheme if our contribution is £100 or more? It depends on the circumstances. If your firm benefits from the publicity, or in other ways, the payment will not qualify. 2) Do I send the certificate to Jersey Hospice Care with my payment? Yes please. Jersey Hospice Care cannot claim repayment until you supply the certificate. 3) If I make several small gifts to Jersey Hospice Care, can I supply a certificate when the total reaches £100? No. Each separate donation must be at least £100 to qualify for the scheme. 4) If I organise a fund‐raising event can I pay the proceeds to a charity as a net payment after 'deducting tax'? No. If you are passing on money from other people, that is not your gift and it does not qualify. 5) What about husband and wife making a joint donation? If husband and wife want to make a qualifying payment to Jersey Hospice Care, either jointly or separately, the minimum each must pay in a lump, in order to qualify is £100. 6) Can I get anything in return for my gift? No. If there is any arrangement whereby you, or any person connected with you, benefit from the gift, the donation will not qualify for tax relief. 7) If I give a work of art or other valuable item, does that qualify? Jersey Hospice Care welcomes donations of any kind, however in order to qualify for the tax back scheme, gifts must be in the form of money. 8) Can I make more than 1 gift in a year? Yes. You can make as many donations as you like. But to qualify for tax back, each donation must be at least £100 and the aggregate in any one year must not exceed £500,000 (per individual or married couple). 9) Can I make a gift under this scheme even though I do not live in Jersey? Unfortunately not. In order to qualify for tax rebate the donation has to be made by a donor who has been resident in Jersey for at least 3 years (for tax purposes). If you are not resident in Jersey, you can of course make a one‐off donation to Jersey Hospice Care, but it will not quality for tax relief.
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