Not for profit

Not For Profit organisations and charities, contrary to popular belief, are liable to tax but what they do benefit from some siginificant tax reliefs and tax exemptions. However, when activities are undertaken outside an organisation's charitable objectives, problems can arise, and professional advice is often needed.

Mazars helps Not For Profits clarify these grey areas. We work with organisations to make them aware of potential tax liabilities so they are not caught out owing precious funds to the tax man.

Our specialist charity tax team works only with charities. The Mazars portfolio includes over 300 charities, including the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, as well as an expanse of public sector clients.


  • advises charities on tax-efficient giving
  • advises on gaining the maximum funds from donations, subscriptions, gifts and payroll giving
  • helps structure trading and finance for a charity (including the use of trading subsidiaries)
  • helps minimise VAT liability and ensure correct VAT payments

We don’t just work for charities, but participate ourselves. Mazars co-authors the Tolleys’ Charities Manual, a leading reference for other advisers and those within charities.

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Not for Profit

“Mazars audit staff achieve a good understanding of the ‘business’ and from one year to the next there has been very beneficial continuity of staff on the audit; it appears to be a happy firm that does not have too fast a staff turnover and is more effective for it.” Director of Finance at a Diocesan Board of Finance.

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Charities play a vital role in our society, making a difference to many lives in the UK and across the world.