VAT Relief For Charities

VAT taxCharities pay VAT on all standard-rated goods and services they buy from VAT-registered businesses.  As a charity you do not pay VAT when you buy some goods and services

What qualifies for the reduced rate

Your charity pays 5% VAT on fuel and power if they’re for:

  • residential accommodation (for example, a children’s home or care home for the elderly)
  • charitable non-business activities (for example, free daycare for disabled people)
  • small-scale use (up to 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a month or a delivery of 2,300 litres of gas oil)

If less than 60% of the fuel and power is for something that qualifies, you’ll pay the reduced rate of VAT on the qualifying part and the standard rate (currently 20%) on the rest.

Qualifying fuel and power includes gases, electricity, oils and solid fuels (such as coal). It does not include vehicle fuel.

What qualifies for the zero rate

Find out about the conditions you must meet so that your charity pays no VAT (the zero rate) when you buy:

VAT-free goods from outside the UK

Charities do not pay VAT on goods imported from outside the UK as long as they’re benefiting people in need by providing:

  • basic necessities
  • equipment and office materials to help run your organisation for the benefit of people in need
  • goods to be used or sold at charity events

You can check which goods you can claim VAT relief for as well as how to claim.

National Insurance Contributions Changes

NI Card PictureFor Employees

From 6 July 2022, as an employee you will be able to earn more before you start paying National Insurance. This means you may pay less tax, after accounting for the recent Health and Social Care Levy.

You can use this tool to get an estimate if you’re employed and paid the same amount monthly, by your employer through the PAYE system.

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For Employers

The Primary threshold from 6 July 2022 to 5 April 2023 will be £242 per week and £1,048 per month, equivalent to £12,570 per year (increased from £9,880 per year).

PAYE tax and Class 1 National Insurance contributions

You normally operate PAYE as part of your payroll so HMRC can collect Income Tax and National Insurance from your employees.

Your payroll software will work out how much tax and National Insurance to deduct from your employees’ pay.

Tax thresholds, rates and codes

The amount of Income Tax you deduct from your employees depends on their tax code and how much of their taxable income is above their Personal Allowance.

England and Northern Ireland

PAYE tax rates and thresholds 2022 to 2023
Employee personal allowance £242 per week
£1,048 per month
£12,570 per year