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    CASC Approval of clubs

    If any of you target shooters belong to a club that has CASC approval (Community Amateur Sports Club) then you are effectively treated like a charity as far as the IR are concerned

    One way therefore to raise money (as a gift from the tax man) is to agree to pay reasonable travelling expenses to those members of the club who maintain and supervise your ranges and club house. 30-40p/mile seems to be quite acceptable
    The recipients then donate these expenses back to the club and inform the IR of the donations by completing a gift aid form
    The Tax man then gives your club 28% of the donations.

    This can add up to quite a bit of money for those clubs that are open several days a week
    The arrangement is all above board and quite legal.

    Just start a simple spread sheet to record the miles covered and once a year make the claim
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    Great idea, John. I will put it before our committee. FAS weights in the post tomorrow. Best regards.

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    Fantastic idea I will propose it at our next committee meeting
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    CASC Approval

    CASC approval is worth having for any club

    It is relatively easy to obtain as long as your club has a written constitution and is properly managed.
    One condition is that if the club folds then assets are transferred to an appropriate association/governing body for the sport rather than going to the club members. But for any stable club this is not a problem.

    The approval has several tax advantages and the expenses annual claim that takes the treasurer/secretary a short time to complete can be worth quite a bit of money to the club each year and can help reduce membership fees or be used for purchasing equipment etc.

    The bad publicity given to shooting this year from recent tragic events in the news has not helped our sport and may unfortunately influence grant bodies when handing out grant aid to clubs. So any tax rebates from the IR are welcome.
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    The bad publicity given to shooting this year from recent tragic events in the news has not helped our sport and may unfortunately influence grant bodies when handing out grant aid to clubs. So any tax rebates from the IR are welcome.
    I would add to the above that an increasing number of grant applications ask whether the club is a CASC. Whilst not having CASC status will normally not disqualify the club from submitting an application, you will have to explain why you have not applied to become one. In these cases CASC is an additional box "ticked".

    Rutty

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    Who issues club's with CASC status, IR? Is it a case of completing an application form, submitting a constitution and await approval from the issuer?

    Our club has one but just curious as to how it's gained
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    Who issues club's with CASC status, IR? Is it a case of completing an application form, submitting a constitution and await approval from the issuer?
    HMRC (IR no longer exist), you may download the forms here.

    Rutty

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    HMRC as of april 2011 allows you to claim 0.45 for the first 10,000 business miles and 0.25 there after tax free.

    So you can pay this out or it can be "claimed" back without tax implications.

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    I just wish i could find a wood or land to open a hft club in the northeast

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    Just remember to take the "scenic" route, as I just found out, you don't have to use the "shortest" route, so make it a long back road country lane version... savvy?

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    2015 update

    Spotted this thread and 'interested' but found the elderly link to further info and the application form now long dead - in part caused by the move of pretty much all HMRC and other government web info to the GOV.UK site.

    Both the CASC and new web links can be found here:

    CASC

    Gov.uk web guidance notes and application form (link in section 2) is HERE

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    CASC status

    Hi,

    New member-so here goes with a first post. Fingers crossed!

    My club has looked at CASC several times and thought the big snag was that it was (don't know if it still is) a one way ticket. Once joined there was no getting out, and it's always possible (likely,perhaps?) for a government to change the rules to be less advantageous. On cost, our main benefit would have been rate relief, but as we presently get a 100% relief there didn't seem to be any point in CASC for us.

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    CASC status

    Hi. CASC is a one way ticket - if you change your mind you can't back out. Fine while the concessions remain but potentially a problem if/when a government changes the rules.

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