March 15th, 2013

Happy Red Nose Day!

If you’re one of the millions giving to charity today then don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation.

Not only will the charity get some extra cash from the Government (no small feat these days!) you can also get a bit of tax back yourself – if you pay tax at 40%.

For example – if you give £80 to charity then the taxman will top this up to £100 on the assumption that you are a basic rate tax payer. A higher rate tax payer can then claim £20 off their tax bill when they do their tax return.

So, a donation to charity for higher rate tax payers only costs them 75% of the amount they donate. Bargain! Why not give the extra to charity?!

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Jonathan trained as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PWC) in Liverpool before becoming a small business services manager for Grant Thornton in Warrington. He also spent three years as the financial controller for Brookside and Hollyoaks (not that he ever mentions it!).

Jonathan is recognised as a specialist in the entertainment industry and is often called upon to provide training courses and seminars for media professionals. He's also a bit of a technology geek and has been recognised with the accountancy industry as one of the most progressive accountants in the UK.
Outside of work Jonathan is very proud to be the Treasurer of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace and to be on the Council of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)

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