This screen is accessed via the data input tab within the tax return and allows for the entry of gifts to charity of shares and property via a grid. For more information see HMRC Helpsheet 342 – Charitable Giving.

Shares gifted to charity

Tax relief can be claimed for any qualifying shares and securities gifted, or sold at less than their market value, to charities.

Qualifying shares and securities are:

  • those listed on a recognised stock exchange, or
  • dealt in on any designated market in the UK
  • units in an authorised unit trust
  • shares in an open-ended investment company
  • an interest in an offshore fund.
  • Name of charity’ Enter the name of the charity to which the gift is made.
  • Description of shares’ Enter a description of the shares.
  • Net benefit’ Enter the net benefit to the charity (normally the market value of the qualifying investment). This can include incidental costs such as brokers’ fees or legal fees. Deduct any benefits or amounts received from the charity.
  • ‘Country’ If the charity is not a UK charity, enter the country in which the charity is registered. Leave this column blank for UK charities.

Property gifted to charity

Tax relief can be claimed for any gift, or sale at less than market value, to a charity of a ‘qualifying interest in land’, that is, the whole of your beneficial interest in that freehold or leasehold land in the UK. The charity must provide a certificate specifying the land and interest it has accepted.

  • Name of charity‘ Enter the name of the charity to which the gift is made.
  • Description of property‘ Enter a description of the property being gifted or sold.
  • Net benefit’ Enter the net benefit to the charity. This can include incidental costs such as legal or valuer’s fees. Deduct any benefits or amounts received from the charity.
  • Country’ If the charity is not a UK charity, enter the country in which the charity is registered. Leave this column blank for UK charities.

To delete a line from a grid, click the ‘trash can’  button at the end of the line.