first_imgCall for end to not-for-profit tax confusion  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance VAT experts at accountants UHY Hacker Young are calling for an overhaul of the ‘outdated’ and ‘unfair’ test system used to determine whether not-for profit organisations are entitled to tax reliefs.Not-for-profit educational, sporting and cultural organisations have to take a special test to qualify for the relief. However, the test for each type of body is different. Simon Newark, not-for-profit expert at accountants UHY Hacker Young, said: “Having different rules for each type of organisation is ridiculous. The rules are frequently updated but it would make it a lot easier for all charities if there were clear, uniform rules for everyone. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 September 2005 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “EU law gives member states the opportunity to choose from a list of conditions to qualify for tax relief. Rather than choosing one definition of ‘not-for profit’ and giving all organisations the samequalifying test, the UK has made it much more complicated by choosingdifferent conditions for each type of organisation.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img