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PROMOTION A lasting gift at Christmas ntime honoured tradition, our reduced too (from the standard rate of thoughts at Christmas often focus on spending precious time with family and friends, sending and receiving Christmas cards, feasting, singing carols and supporting charities and others less fortunate than ourselves. Around Sussex food, clothing and gift parcels will be handed out to mamy in need and night shelters will open their doors for the homeless. For many charities this is one of their busiest times of the year and they need all the help-financial or volunteers that they can get. Our minds often turn to making direct gifts to charities increasingly in lieu of buying Christmas gifts and it is important to make every charity gift. count by signing a Gift Aid form. This simple act adds a whopping 25p for each E1 donation. Higher rate tax payers can claim additional tax relief on their donations by indicating how much they 40 % to 36 % ). Technology helps considerably to make giving easy-significant sums can be transferred by the click of a mouse, over the telephone and by text message. Soperhaps simpliflying the process will encourage more people to make regular donations to help continue the work of the many excellent charities in the county. Don't forget the high street as most charity shops are also crying out for donations at this time of year as many more people find them a really affordable and sustainable source of clothing, toys, books and homeware. Best of all by donating unwanted items to a charity shop via Gift Aid the charity keeps the sale proceeds and an extra 25p in the pound on top. As with cash donations higher or additional rate tax payers will see a reduction in their overall tax liability Weare very happy to advise on the most effective ways you can give to charity during your lifetime and by your will. At this time of the year remember it is more blessed to give than to receive or as Philip Lansberry is a Partner and Head of Legal at Kreston Reeves philip.lansberry@krestonreeves.com T:+44 (01330 124 1399 have donated on their tax return. If you prefer to retain your savings why not leave a legacy to charity in your Will instead. They are free of inheritance tax and, if you feel you can generously leave 10% or more of your estate to charity, the legacy will be tax free and the inheritance tax on the balance of your estate is KRESTON REEVES Sarah Bernhardt put it "Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. But it is by spending oneself one becomes rich. Kreston Reeves has offices in Kent, London and Sussex www.krestonreeves.com PROMOTION A lasting gift at Christmas ntime honoured tradition, our reduced too (from the standard rate of thoughts at Christmas often focus on spending precious time with family and friends, sending and receiving Christmas cards, feasting, singing carols and supporting charities and others less fortunate than ourselves. Around Sussex food, clothing and gift parcels will be handed out to mamy in need and night shelters will open their doors for the homeless. For many charities this is one of their busiest times of the year and they need all the help-financial or volunteers that they can get. Our minds often turn to making direct gifts to charities increasingly in lieu of buying Christmas gifts and it is important to make every charity gift. count by signing a Gift Aid form. This simple act adds a whopping 25p for each E1 donation. Higher rate tax payers can claim additional tax relief on their donations by indicating how much they 40 % to 36 % ). Technology helps considerably to make giving easy-significant sums can be transferred by the click of a mouse, over the telephone and by text message. Soperhaps simpliflying the process will encourage more people to make regular donations to help continue the work of the many excellent charities in the county. Don't forget the high street as most charity shops are also crying out for donations at this time of year as many more people find them a really affordable and sustainable source of clothing, toys, books and homeware. Best of all by donating unwanted items to a charity shop via Gift Aid the charity keeps the sale proceeds and an extra 25p in the pound on top. As with cash donations higher or additional rate tax payers will see a reduction in their overall tax liability Weare very happy to advise on the most effective ways you can give to charity during your lifetime and by your will. At this time of the year remember it is more blessed to give than to receive or as Philip Lansberry is a Partner and Head of Legal at Kreston Reeves philip.lansberry@krestonreeves.com T:+44 (01330 124 1399 have donated on their tax return. If you prefer to retain your savings why not leave a legacy to charity in your Will instead. They are free of inheritance tax and, if you feel you can generously leave 10% or more of your estate to charity, the legacy will be tax free and the inheritance tax on the balance of your estate is KRESTON REEVES Sarah Bernhardt put it "Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. But it is by spending oneself one becomes rich. Kreston Reeves has offices in Kent, London and Sussex www.krestonreeves.com