Charities are losing out on tax benefits because donors fail to take advantage of tax breaks available for charitable giving, according to research carried out for the government's charity tax review. The study, conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Inland Revenue, was undertaken after the tax review consultation paper acknowledged the need for further research on proposals for tax-effective giving. It revealed nearly 70% of the UK population gives to charity in a typical month yet just 10% make use of available tax breaks. Melanie Johnson, economic secretary to the Treasury, said: 'The government is committed to encouraging Britain to become a nation of givers. I believe that the tax system can do more to encourage greater giving to charity. But we need to make the tax incentives more attractive and up to date.' Proposed changes to tax-effective giving are intended to contribute to the creation of a widespread culture of giving. Donations from the public remain a major source of income for the voluntary sector, accounting for around a third of total income. 'We also need to raise awareness among donors, and the charities they support, about how they can benefit from those incentives. The research published today shows there is still much to be done,' Johnson added. The research was published as the government issued a summary of the 500 responses to its consultation document on how the tax system could do more to support charities. The responses revealed a high level of consensus on key issues. There was strong support for proposals to encourage more people to give more to charity, including reducing the maximum limit for Gift Aid donations to make the scheme accessible to more people. Additionally, respondents called for the re-launch of the payroll giving scheme with a promotional campaign.
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