Calls for Evidence As UK Takes First Look at Charity Tax Reliefs in 20 Years

The UK Charity Tax Commission has put out a public call for evidence on whether the tax treatment of charities needs to be reformed for the first time in two decades.

According to the commission, tax reliefs for charities, including business rates relief, gift aid and VAT relief, are estimated to be worth UK £3.77 billion (A $6.8 billion) a year.

The review, which marks the nation’s first comprehensive review of charity taxation and reliefs in more than 20 years, aims to examine the role charities play in society, and seeks to identify ways to improve the efficiency and efficacy of the current system.

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