Payroll Giving

A win-win situation.

Make donations directly from your gross pay for tax-efficient and cost effective giving.

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Also known as GAYE (Given As You Earn), Payroll Giving is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to make donations to charitable causes.

SmartGiving is only one of 22 recognised Payroll Giving agencies in the UK.

Benefits for Employees

  • Tax-efficient and cost effective GAYE
    (Give As Your Earn)
    through Payroll Giving takes charity-allocated funds automatically from your gross salary each month, so you pay less tax overall.
  • Flexible and easy – choose from regular or one-off donations, done through the company’s payroll system using a simple form.  
  • Quick and hassle-free, allowing you to donate to any UK registered charity of your choice.
  • Flexible giving manages your donations through regular monthly donations to specific charities or an accumulation of monthly deductions in your SmartGiving Charity Account to use as and when you wish. 
  • Deductions are shown on your payslip and can be amended or stopped at any time.
  • User-friendly dashboard ensures management and visibility of all donations 
  • Online or hard copies of your donations are available helping the completion of your tax return easier.
  • Standard fees are 3.5% of donations received by value (room to negotiate dependent on size of payroll and levels of donations).
  • Your employer may offer to match your donation and/or pay the administration costs which are deductible expenses for your employer.

Benefits for Employers

  • Easy and effective management of employees’ charitable donations through GAYE deductions from their gross pay so they end up paying less monthly tax.
  • Enhances the company’s  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ethical profile.
  • Approved HMRC Payroll Giving Agency (only one of 19 in the UK).
  • Any costs incurred in setting up a scheme and promoting it to employees is offset against Corporation Tax as tax deductible expense.
  • Quick and hassle free, SmartGiving’s system provides all the set-up and administration forms so that an employee can donate to any registered charity of their choice, as often as they choose.
  • User-friendly dashboard ensures management and visibility of all transactions.
  • Standard fees are 3.5% of donations received by value (room to negotiate dependent on size of payroll and levels of donations).
  •  Matching employees donations and / or paying administration costs boosts employee morale and motivation, creating a sense of belonging.
  • Can elevate recruitment and staff retention..

Our scheme makes it easier for employees to give tax free, direct, regular donations to the charities of of your choice directly from your pay.

The table below is an example of how you can benefit from Payroll Giving

Donation Net cost to 20% taxpayer Net cost to 40% taxpayer Net cost to 45% taxpayer
£10 £8 £6 £5.50
£25 £20 £15 £13.75
£50 £40 £30 £27.50
£100 £80 £60 £55.00

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