Charitable Donations: VAT Exemptions

HM Treasury written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received relief from VAT on supplies to charities in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received relief from VAT on certain ships and aircraft in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

The details that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) collects from taxpayers on their VAT returns are not specific enough to provide the number of people benefiting from this relief. HMRC does not require this level of detail because it would place a considerable administrative burden on businesses.

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