HMRC have launched an online registration service for charities.
Until now charities have been required to complete a paper form (ChA1). Approximately 15,500 new charities are registered each year.
Chief digital and information officer at HMRC, Mike Dearnley, said:
'We are completely changing the way we work with our customers - including charities. Our new digital services are straightforward, easy to use and convenient. The charities service minimises the risk of making mistakes, so applications are less likely to be returned to the organisation'.
All registration must now be completed online. Please contact us if you would like help with a charity.
Internet link: Charities Digital