Submitted by GSPCA on 10:06, 17th Jan, 2013 | 0

In September 2009 the States of Guernsey agreed to change the way in which tax relief is given in respect of donations to Guernsey Registered Charities (GRC).

Previously income tax relief was only available to individuals who made payments under an irrevocable Deed of Covenant in favour of a Guernsey Registered Charity for a period in excess of 3 years; no relief was available to Guernsey resident individuals in respect of noncovenanted donations to Guernsey charities.

In summary, the new system works as follows:

As from the 1st January, 2010, if an individual (i.e. not a company) makes a donation or donations to a particular Guernsey Registered Charity, of at least £500 and not exceeding £5,000 in a calendar year, the donation is deemed to have been made to the charity net of income tax. If the individual is able to complete a declaration in the form and manner required by the Director of Income Tax, the donation is grossed up and a repayment of the income tax is made to the charity.

For example, if the individual makes a donation to a Guernsey Registered Charity of £1,000 and completes the appropriate declaration, the charity is treated as having received the sum of £1,000 net of tax which gives the equivalent gross donation of £1,250 (i.e. £1,000 X 100/80).  The charity would then claim a repayment from the Director of Income Tax in the sum of £250 (i.e. £1,250 - £1,000).  It is important to note that relief is only available in respect of donations made by an individual out of income taxed in Guernsey to Guernsey charities which have registered in accordance with the Charities and Non Profit Organisations (Registration) (Guernsey) Law, 2008.  Donations to non GRC do not qualify for relief under the provisions of Sections 64A – 64F of the Law.

So if you made a donation or donations of between £500 and £5000 as an individual to a Guernsey Registered Charity such as the GSPCA in 2012 then this may apply to you.

To find out more please

Tax relief on donations in Guernsey

To download the form please

Tax relief on donations in Guernsey

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'As an animal welfare charity every penny donated to the GSPCA makes a difference to animals in Guernsey.'

'We are so grateful to every donation made to the GSPCA no matter the size but for those that could afford and were kind enough to donate between £500 and £5000 to ourselves or any Guernsey registered charity then there may be a way to make it even more.'

'Thank you to everyone that supported us in 2012, 2013 is already set to be a busy year with hundreds or rescued animals already in our care from our two seal pups to many animals looking for new homes and it's these animals that your donations help rescue and care for.'

Thank you for your support.

Another way you can help is by leaving a gift to the GSPCA in your Will which allows you to continue helping to improve the lives of animals into the future.  After providing for those you care for, please consider leaving a proportion of what remains to the GSPCA. A gift like this to the GSPCA ensures our animals and those in Guernsey will always have someone to keep them safe.  If you haven’t drafted a Will then you may wish to contact F Haskins & Co. who offer a 20% discount on the fee note of drafting a Will if a bequest to the GSPCA is over the kind sum of £250.  To find out more please click here to find out more.

If you see a seal pup click here to find out what to do.

To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee the grey seal pup please check out this short video from start to finish on how staff rescued him with a lot of help.

To see the story of Hanois and his rescue please go to

To donate to our BIG FISH APPEAL and help our grey seal pups call the Shelter on 01481 257261 or please click here with the reference 'BIG FISH APPEAL' and thank you for your support

To nominate and find out more about the Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare please go to -

Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare 2013

Also there are the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2013 - Find out how to nominate here by going to

Petplan & ADCH Animal Welfare Awards 2013

Events planned in 2013 are -

Every Tuesday during term time between 10.30am and 12pm at the GSPCA we have a coffee morning with bric-a-brac and pet supplies on sale.  Please click here for more details

To find out about the GSPCA Purple Week - Celebrating 140 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey 11th - 17th February and how you can join in.

GSPCA week

The GSPCA are pleased to announce our GSPCA Sunday Family Fun Lunch on the 3rd March - click here for more details

25th - 31st March GSPCA Cupcake Week - more details to follow.

4th April - World Stray Day - more details to follow

Saturday 6th June 2013 Itex Walk Guernsey - We are pleased that for 2013 we are one of the nominated charities benefiting from this years walk. To register and find out more click here for more details.

June 2013 - Summer Fayre and Dog Show - more details to follow

September 2013 - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday - more details to follow

4th October - World Animal Day - more details to follow

There are always animals at the GSPCA looking for good homes from farm birds to rabbits and to see many of them please click here. Felix in the video is our longest stay cat and really needs your help to find a new home.

There are many items on the GSPCA's Wish List and you can see many of them by clicking here including a list of Amazon items which would make a difference to animals in Guernsey.

To download our latest newsletter or become a member of the GSPCA please

To become a GSPCA member


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