Can my company reimburse a charitable donation? Can my company reimburse a charitable donation?
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    Hello. My company would like to make a charitable donation but the site only accepts debit or credit cards. My company doesn't have a credit card and I don't want to use the debit card.

    Can I pay this on my personal credit card and reimburse it as an expense? Of course I do this for many other transactions but want to make sure this is fine for a donation to a charity.

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    seems dubious if challenged.

    Why don't you want to use the company debit card?

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    Nothing wrong with the company making charitable donations but I agree with the above, what's wrong with using the company debit card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by concord View Post
    Can I pay this on my personal credit card and reimburse it as an expense? Of course I do this for many other transactions but want to make sure this is fine for a donation to a charity.

    Thanks.
    Are you needing the points?

    Definitely the company debit card.

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    Why not make the donation personally in the first place? You’ll get tax relief on it as long as you don’t gift aid it. Or as the others suggest, use a debit card.

    What’s wrong with using the debit card? Smells fishy to me. What are you not telling us?
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    the combo of him not wanting to use the company debit card, suggests he wants cash back or points via his personal credit card.

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    Thanks everyone for the responses. My personal credit card doesn't have any perks. I've always been leery of using a debit card, whether company or personal, because of fraud. I don't think I've ever used the company's debit card.

    I always preferred to have a buffer between the merchant and the bank account but reimbursing fraudulent transactions made on a debit card may not be an issue the UK. I'll do a bit more research. Thanks again.

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    You're going off to so more research around the security implications of using a debit card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by concord View Post
    Hello. My company would like to make a charitable donation but the site only accepts debit or credit cards. My company doesn't have a credit card and I don't want to use the debit card.

    Can I pay this on my personal credit card and reimburse it as an expense? Of course I do this for many other transactions but want to make sure this is fine for a donation to a charity.

    Thanks.
    This is what a few MP's did. Make personal charitable donations then claimed them as expenses. They were rightly condemned for the action and had to pay the 'expense' back.

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