Any progress on accepting direct debits?

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2009/1/2 Andrew Turvey <ratur...@yahoo.co.uk>:
> Hi all,
>
> I spoke to the Charities Unit at the UK Tax Authorities today for an update
> on our application for Gift Aid. We wrote to them on 23rd November applying
> for Gift Aid status and they previously said they had a backlog of 6-8
> weeks' post to work through so we should expect an answer in approximately
> mid January.
>
> Unfortunately they are now working on mid-October post, meaning the backlog
> has risen to 10 weeks and we can now expect an answer around 10th February.
>
> On a positive note they have confirmed that we can ask people to sign the
> Gift Aid declaration now, notwithstanding that we haven't received a
> response, and we will be able to reclaim tax on these donations as soon as
> we are approved without having to approach the donors again.
>
> I'll keep everyone informed.
>
> Regards,
>
> Andrew Turvey
> Secretary
> Wiki UK Limited
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> From: Andrew Turvey <ratur...@yahoo.co.uk>
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> Sent: Friday, 5 December, 2008 22:23:10
> Subject: Gift Aid - an update
>
> Hi all,
>
> Just to keep you up to date regarding Gift Aid. I spoke to the HMRC
> Charities Unit today and asked them when we should expect a response. They
> said they are currently taking between 6-8 weeks so we should expect to hear
> around mid January.
>
> As we are not registered with the Charity Commission their initial response
> may ask for more information to support out status as a charity; however,
> I'll keep everyone informed when we hear.
>
> Regards,
>
> Andrew Turvey
> Company Secretary
> Wiki UK Limited
>
> Wiki UK Limited is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and
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