Updated guidance on Charities and trading from the Charity Commission


Your charity is trading if it sells goods or services to customers. There are rules on what types of activities count as trading.


Your charity will not pay tax on profits it makes from trade if:

Your charity must pay tax on any other profits.


Your charity is not exempt from paying VAT when trading but it is eligible for some VAT reliefs.

If your charity’s trading income is above the VAT registration threshold, it must register for VAT.



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