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Many people believe that charities don’t pay tax – but that’s just not the case! Whilst charities do benefit from a range of tax incentives on charitable giving – particularly from Gift Aid – there are still at least 18 different taxes that can affect them. The Char… Read more

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Giving the sector a voice Welcome to our blogs page – a platform for colleagues from charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations to share what matters to them. Here you’ll find a range of opinion pieces from both SCVO staff and others working in Scotland… Read more
What were the top SCVO blogs of 2014? 2014 was a year dominated by the independence referendum, and that’s reflected in this year’s top blogs. The third sector in Scotland worked with us to make sure that charities and voluntary organisations had a strong voice in t… Read more
Ruchir explores the implications of the Smith Commission report for Gift Aid, VAT rebates, and the social investment tax relief scheme. Read more
Whenever I publish something it reminds me of my first foray into online dating because every time I send something into the ether, I sit there anxiously waiting for approval. Blogging has become a bit of an obsession with me since setting up I starte… Read more
Introduction Tax reform is a complex issue and not one that we are experts in. However, given that a large number of our member organisations support those on low incomes and/or benefits, that others campaign for changes in land distribution and ownership, and that … Read more