AN IT software solutions provider from Ringwood has pledged to take its fundraising total for Marie Curie to £10,000 by the end of 2020 through its new Magic Tax service.

KFA Connect launched it’s free ‘Magic Tax’ bridging software solution last year, which was developed by the company in response to HMRC’s 2019 legislation for ‘Making Tax Digital for VAT’.

The solution gives companies and individuals access to a free platform to submit VAT returns in return for a charitable donation to Marie Curie.

Community Fundraiser for Hampshire at Marie Curie Sally Sansom said: “We are delighted to team up with KFA Connect on their fundraising initiative.

“It’s great that they have created such a useful service and are using it to raise money for Marie Curie which will help us provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families.

“After the success of 2019, we are excited to see how this initiative will grow in 2020. Thank you to the KFA Connect team and everyone who has used Magic Tax and donated so far.”

Director at KFA, Richard Austin, wants to encourage as many people as possible to use the free service and donate the money that they would have paid to an accountant or for a subscription-based accountancy package, to Marie Curie instead.

He said: “Everyone here at KFA Connect is very proud of our Magic Tax service. We are thrilled to be able to simplify the process of making a VAT submission, while supporting the great work of Marie Curie.

“Through offering the service for free, we are saving businesses money and time. As a result, we are hoping that our users will donate the money that they would have needed to pay to complete their returns via a different method to Marie Curie.

“Together we want to eventually raise enough money to pay a Marie Curie nurse for a year.

“Thank you to everyone who used the Magic Tax service and donated in 2019. Last year, we raised an amazing £1,956.00 and we are hoping to raise even more in 2020.”