One man's desire to help a local charity and mitigate his tax liability came together to benefit Cheltenham-based charity LINC (Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund).
Due to a unique set of circumstances, local accountants Crowe Clark Whitehill were able to find a way for the charity to benefit and entirely mitigate a liability to HM Revenue & Customs. Following advice from Mike Ingmire at Crowe Clark Whitehill, the client made a substantial donation to LINC. Although a very considerable donation, it was less than the original tax liability.
This donation was increased by several thousand pounds in Gift Aid from HMRC, and LINC benefitted both from the donation and the additional Gift Aid - which combined to give their funds a considerable boost. Dr Gill Rouse was delighted to accept the cheque on behalf of the charity. A classic case of everyone being a winner - with the possible exception of HM Revenue & Customs.
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