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I wish to set up a and register a charity in the U.K. What

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I wish to set up a and register a charity in the U.K. What are the steps I need to follow. I want to register the charity myself without the help of a accountant.

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MamaTax :




The main areas are:



1. to register your Charity with Charity Commission


2. And then register it with HMRC. Charities should apply to HMRC to be recognised as a charity for tax purposes – this allows you to pay less tax and claim gift aid on donations.




Charity Commission steps are clearly provided on their website link HERE.



Registering on HMRC website- follow this links for steps -HERE




However before you get to the steps above its worthy understanding whether what you are providing qualifies as a charity. The following links could assist you:



1. Find out if registering as a charity is the right thing to do by reading about charities HERE and what counts as a charitable cause.


2. Follow the Charity Commission’s guidance on registering a charity to make sure your application has the best chance of being accepted.


3. Read the charities and public benefit guidance.



Hope this helps.

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