I have agreed to give qardha hasanah to a charity for £5000. They have asked me to to claim gift aid on this amount. I was hesitant as I wasn’t sure if this was allowed. Will this be permissible as it is not a charitable donation rather it is an interest free loan. Please advise if I should agree and claim gift aid or if it is not permissible since I do not want to lose the rewards of my action
You should first find out whether or not HMRC allow claiming gift aid on a loaned amount. If they do not allow then we would advise you avoid making this claim.
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