The law from April 2000 should make it easier for publishers, broadcasters and similar suppliers of advertising to judge whether their supplies are zero-rated to charities. Suppliers, however, always need evidence that the supply was made to a charity and therefore a certificate on the lines of the form below should be given to a supplier for goods or services closely linked to an advertisement when claiming zero-rating for such goods or services.

Charity advertising: Request for Zero-Rating

PART 1 – to be completed by the purchaser [* delete as appropriate]

I … (full name)

… (Status in organisation)

of … (Name and address of organisation)

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