Donations made to GoFundMe Personal campaigns are generally considered to be personal gifts and are not guaranteed to be tax-deductible. You can always check with a tax professional to be sure.
Only donations made to GoFundMe charity campaigns (available in the US and UK) are guaranteed to be tax-deductible and will be sent tax receipts automatically from our charity partner, PayPal Giving Fund. Donations to these campaigns are collected by PayPal Giving Fund, a non-profit organisation, and forwarded to your designated charity.
For UK charity campaigns, PayPal Giving Fund will also claim any eligible Gift Aid on behalf of the organisation and forward 100% of it to the charity. Unlike other platforms, no fees are deducted from Gift Aid contributions. Gift Aid is a tax incentive that enables UK charities to claim an additional 25p for every £1 donated by a UK taxpayer. Donors must opt in to Gift Aid in order for the charity to claim it.
To find out more about Gift Aid, click here.
To read more about how registered charity campaigns work, click here.
How do I know if I donated to a registered charity campaign?
If you made a donation to a registered charity campaign, you should have received a tax receipt from PayPal Giving Fund (or FirstGiving, prior to 3 November 2016). You can also visit the campaign you donated to and look for this badge:
If you can't see the 'registered charity' badge on the campaign that you donated to, this means that it is a personal campaign. In that case, you will need to seek professional tax advice to find out whether your donation is tax-deductible.