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Become a volunteer tax adviser

We rely on our network of volunteer tax adviser to provide our local face-to-face service. If you are a tax professional willing to give a few hours a month to support elderly people on low incomes, please let us know. More information can be found here.

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Tax Help for Older People could not provide its service to so many elderly and vulnerable people across the UK without the help and funding it receives from many different supporters and well-wishers.

Public donations

Every donation we receive helps secure our services for years to come. If you want to support us with a one-off donation, you can do so from this web site or you can make your cheque payable to Tax Volunteers and post it to our Head Office at:

Tax Volunteers
Unit 10
Pineapple Business Park,
Salway Ash,
Bridport,
Dorset
DT6 5DB

Regular donations of any amount by Standing Order are also very important to us. They let us plan ahead and to make sure that we can reach all areas of the UK in need of local tax surgeries. To set up a regular monthly donation, please get in touch and we'll send you a form or you can download one below.

You can also read our leaflet which gives you details on how you can contribute to the success of our work

Donations of all kinds are made even more valuable to us if you are a taxpayer and elect to Gift Aid your donation to Tax Volunteers. Please see Gift Aid section below

Legacy

People who choose to remember Tax Volunteers in their Wills are truly special individuals. They understand that the promise of funding many years into the future is crucial in enabling Tax Volunteers to continue to bring peace of mind to older people on low incomes. Leaving a legacy in your Will to Tax Volunteers is your chance to help us to continue our important work, without using up any savings you may need for your retirement years. What is more, as legacies to charities are exempt from Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax, more of the value of your money will be spent in the way that you decide.

Your legacy could take many different forms, and your personal circumstances will determine which type of legacy gift is best for you. Please talk to your solicitor about the different types of legacy you can leave, and ask him or her to include a legacy of your choice to Tax Volunteers, or get in touch and we'll explain the options.

Sponsored events

Charity raffles or pub quizzes are enjoyable ways to support us and raise money for a good cause. If you would like to help us in this way, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please get in touch if you would like some guidance.

Payroll giving

Making a monthly donation through your wages is an extremely efficient way of giving. Donations are deducted from your wages before tax is calculated, so if you donate £5 per month you contribute only £4 (basic rate taxpayer) and the taxman makes up the difference. Please ask your payroll department at work if they operate such a scheme.

Gift Aid forms

Gift Aid increases the value of your donations by allowing us to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. The current basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to Tax Volunteers.

To make a Gift Aid donation you’ll need to make a Gift Aid declaration. You do this by completing a simple form – one form can cover every gift made to the same charity for whatever period you choose, and can cover gifts you have already made and/or gifts you may make in the future.

Please make sure that you pay enough tax to cover your gift aid donation. For example if you pay £500 tax a year you can gift aid up to £2,000 of donations.

Gift Aid form for single donations (41.5 KiB)

Gift Aid form for multiple donations (42.5 KiB)

Thank you

We are extremely grateful for any donation that you would like to make.

Corporate partner

Tax Volunteers is very keen to extend its work with corporate partners. We believe we have much to offer our sponsoring corporate partners

  • A shared mutuality of interest and commitment to helping and supporting our pensioner population, particularly those that are poor, most in need and most vulnerable.
  • UK wide reach.
  • Extensive connections and engagement with the public and professional tax sector and wide experience and extensive research information from working directly with elderly people.
  • Long established service of tax training and guidance for both field and service staff in companies, third sector organisations and local voluntary groups.
  • We are singularly focused upon, and expert in, the field of tax for the elderly and we provide a totally unique charity service that is driven by our knowledge, care and compassion
  • We are a small national charity that is growing fast because we are meeting and serving successfully a real and current need in a large and rapidly growing market. We want to help and make a meaningful difference to the lives and well-being of more people in need.
  • We need to grow to be able to respond this growing market and we need new partners to help us achieve this growth.

If you would like to know to more about developing corporate sponsorship opportunities contact:

The Bridge the Gap appeal

The two UK tax advice charities, Tax Help for Older People and TaxAid, have been providing free tax help and advice to vulnerable, low income taxpayers for over 20 years. At no time has the need for access to free and trusted tax advice by low income, vulnerable people been higher or the demand for it greater. And this need and demand is going to continue to grow. So Tax Help for Older People and TaxAid have decided jointly to launch a new campaign together, Bridge the Gap, to enable us to serve even more people in crisis with their tax.

There is an urgent need to meet this increased demand for our expertise by the more disadvantaged and marginalised people in society.

By supporting and donating to our Bridge the Gap appeal you can help vulnerable people on the lowest incomes gain access to free, trusted and expert tax help and advice.

Help us to Bridge the Gap to someone in real need and help.

Click here to support the Bridge the Gap Appeal.

Bridge the Gap, help change someone’s life.

Giles Mooney Managing Director of the Professional Training Partnership interviews Valerie Boggs the Advice Director of Tax Help for Older People and TaxAid about  the work of the two tax charities, and the need for financial support from the profession in supporting the Bridge the Gap campaign for Tax TV.

 

Our grant funders

We thank all those who have provided grant funding for their valuable and welcome support. We couldn’t operate the service without their help.

Our current funders are:

Mark Hadley Design