ASL's charitable status

ASL is recognized both by the United States IRS as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (US tax ID 13-6258480) and by the United Kingdom Charities Commission as a registered charity (No. 1086037). For charitable giving purposes, donors to ASL give primarily and overwhelmingly to the American School in London Foundation (UK) Ltd., allowing them to potentially enjoy both US and UK tax benefits.

Individual circumstances may vary. Please consult your tax accountant or financial planner.

ASL Foundation (UK) Ltd.

Contributions made to the ASL Foundation (UK) Ltd. provide simultaneous tax benefits in the US and the UK. Gifts made to the ASL Foundation (UK) Ltd.—in either dollars or pounds—are tax-deductible for US taxpayers to the full extent of US tax code, and may also provide tax benefits to UK taxpayers.

Donors who make donations to this entity and who pay taxes in both the UK and US, may be eligible for tax benefits in both countries for the same gift. If you are a US taxpayer, you may be able to deduct your personal donation plus the Gift Aid claimed by the ASL Foundation (UK) Ltd.

For example:
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Phillips

Mr. & Mrs. Phillips pay taxes in both the United States and the United Kingdom at the 45% rate. The Phillips Family make a contribution of £1,000 to the ASL Foundation (UK) Ltd. Mr. Phillips signs a Gift Aid declaration. ASL claims a rebate of £250 from HMRC. In his UK tax return, Mr. Phillips claims £312.50, so in effect he has paid just £687.50 to the School. Because Mr. Phillips also pays tax in the US and ASL is a 501(c)(3), Mr. Phillips itemizes his donation plus Gift Aid on his US tax return.

  • Donor makes personal gift of £1,000
  • Donor completes Gift Aid Declaration form
  • ASL submits Gift Aid claim to HMRC for £250
  • Donor recognized for gift of £1,250
  • Donor claims £312.50 on UK taxes
  • Donor itemizes £1,250 deduction on US taxes (donation + Gift Aid amount)

Ms. Jones
Ms. Jones pays tax only in the United Kingdom at the lower rate. She makes a contribution of £1,000 to the ASL Foundation (UK) Ltd. and signs a Gift Aid declaration. ASL claims a rebate of £250 from HMRC.

 

The American School in London Foundation

The American School in London Foundation is recognized by the United States IRS as a not-for-profit/501(c)(3) organization (US tax ID 13-6258480) and provides tax benefits in the US only. Contributions to this entity may suit donors who require their contributions be made within the US.
 
For example:
Mr. & Mrs. John Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Smith pay tax only in the US and make a contribution of $2,000 to the American School in London Foundation via the Smith Family Foundation. This contribution is not eligible for the Gift Aid program. The Smith Family Foundation will receive a receipt for the gift and Mr. & Mrs. Smith are recognized as the donors in the Annual Report.

Contributions of cash provide direct support to ASL. Please make checks payable to The American School in London Foundation and mail the check to:
 
The American School in London Foundation
c/o ISS
15 Rozel Road
Princeton, NJ 08543 USA
Attention: Susan Alekhin
 
To make a credit card donation over the phone, please contact Susan Alekhin at +1-609-452-0990 x377 or email Susan Alekhin at salekhin@iss.edu. Or please click here to make a secure online credit card gift.

The American School in London is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the US and a registered charity in the UK. For charitable giving purposes, donors to ASL give primarily and overwhelmingly to the American School in London (UK) Ltd., allowing them to potentially enjoy both US and UK tax benefits.

The American School in London Foundation (UK) Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The American School in London Foundation. The ASL Foundation (UK) Ltd. is recognized both by the United States IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization (US tax ID 13-6258480) and by the United Kingdom Charities Commission as a registered charity (No. 1086037). Gifts made to the ASL Foundation (UK) Ltd. are tax-deductible for US taxpayers to the full extent of US tax code and may also provide tax benefits to UK taxpayers.

The American School in London Foundation was organized in the United States in 1967 for charitable, educational and advancement purposes. It is recognized by the United States IRS as a not-for-profit/501(c)(3) organization (US tax ID 13-6258480). Contributions to this entity allow US taxpayers tax deductions to the full extent of US tax code.

The American School in London Educational Trust Ltd. is recognized solely in the United Kingdom as a registered charity (No. 312738). Its self-perpetuating board of trustees is made up primarily of current and former ASL parents who set school policy. Donations to The American School in London Educational Trust Ltd. may provide tax benefits to UK taxpayers.

UK taxpayers, please use Gift Aid to make your donation go further: ASL will receive an additional 25p for every £1 you donate. You must pay an amount of tax that is at least equal to the amount of tax ASL will reclaim on your gifts for the tax year.

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