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On asking me to call a ceilidh... - Sally's Journal
June 6th, 2012
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On asking me to call a ceilidh...

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From:gerald_duck
Date:June 6th, 2012 10:28 am (UTC)
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So far as I'm aware, having someone donate money to charity in exchange for your doing a thing is completely legal. It's also equivalent to their paying you, your paying income tax and then your donating money to charity with Gift Aid. Provided you donate more to charity each year than you earn from ceilidhs. (-8

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From:atreic
Date:June 6th, 2012 10:41 am (UTC)
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Yes, but remember, I'm the crazy anti-gift-aid person...
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From:gerald_duck
Date:June 6th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
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Ah. Yes. /-8

You couldn't take the stance that in this case the government as made it both legal not to pay that tax and impractical to pay it, so it's their loss?
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From:atreic
Date:June 6th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
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I must admit, charitable donations in exchange for calling does seem like the best of all possible worlds (I mean, obviously I'll do small ceilidhs or ceilidhs for close friends for free!) but it is a bit annoying that there isn't a better way. Some sort of website where you type in your NI number, type in the amount you got paid, and get given an amount and a reference which you can then immediately pay as a bank transfer to the Government, who do all the hard work keeping track of things, should be entirely achievable with current levels of technology...
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From:lnr
Date:June 6th, 2012 12:09 pm (UTC)
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It may comfort you to know I had conversation with my mum the other day, and she's an anti-gift-aid person too. I'm feeling a bit that way about it too - though not yet enough to refuse to do it. I may have a think about it.
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