Merton College is a Registered Charity (No. 1139022) in the UK.
If you are a UK tax payer, you can increase the value of your gift to Merton by 25% at no cost to you by claiming Gift Aid on your donation. You can complete the Gift Aid declaration when you make your donation online, via post or over the phone. The Gift Aid scheme allows Merton to reclaim the basic rate tax paid on your gift, and if you are a higher rate tax payer you can reclaim an additional portion of tax for yourself, further reducing the cost of your gift to you.
Give As You Earn (GAYE)
Give As You Earn (GAYE) is a Payroll Giving scheme that enables you to give regularly and tax-free to Merton directly from your pre-tax salary or pension. This means that a donation of £10 to Merton only costs you £8 if you are a basic rate tax payer. Your employer or pension provider will be able to confirm whether they offer GAYE or an alternative Payroll Giving scheme.
Self-Assessment Tax Return
If you complete a Self-Assessment Return and are entitled to a repayment you can choose to have all or part of it sent directly to Merton. You can also ask that the repayment is made as a Gift Aid donation. HMRC will send your refund (plus any Gift Aid repayment where applicable) directly to your charity by electronic transfer. On your Self-Assessment Tax Return, you’ll need to enter Merton College's Registered Charity No. (1139022).