From 22 April 2013, Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs can sign up with HMRC to make repayment claims electronically using Charities Online.

HMRC intends that the Charities Online service will go live on 22 April 2013. They expect to provide a step-by-step guide on what you will need to do to sign up for and use the service in April.

HMRC hope that using Charities Online will make repayments faster and easier as once you’ve registered should be able to file your Gift Aid repayment claims electronically using the HMRC schedule spreadsheets or by using your own database.