The Treasury has told TaxZone that "there are no current plans" to relax the Gift Aid tax relief rules, despite growing pressure for change in the wake of the tsunami disaster.
The Inland Revenue said earlier this week that it could not allow tax relief where a taxpayer entitled to use Gift Aid omitted to tick a box to indicate that he or she wished to do so. However, Gift Aid could be applied after a gift was made.
The Scotsman called on Wednesday for full tax relief to be allocated on all donations to the Asian disaster funds, "regardless of what the bureaucratic rules say".
Now, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has renewed its call for the Government to extend the scheme to non-taxpayers, who are "no less generous in their giving than those on higher incomes - and quite possibly m...