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Community amateur sports club
Community amateur sports clubs
Amateur sports are sports in which participants engage largely or entirely without remuneration. The distinction is made between amateur sporting participants and professional sporting participants, who are paid for the time they spend competing and training. In the majority of sports which feature professional players, the professionals will participate at a higher standard of play than amateur competitors, as they can train full-time without the stress of having another job. The majority of worldwide sporting participants are amateurs. Sporting amateurism was a zealously guarded ideal in the 19th century, especially among the upper classes, but faced steady erosion throughout the 20th century with the continuing growth of pro sports and monetisation of amateur and collegiate sports, and is now strictly held as an ideal by fewer and fewer organisations governing sports, even as they maintain the word " amateur " in their titles.
Community Amateur Sports Clubs
A CASC will enjoy some of the same tax benefits as charities. It is essential that you read the rules regarding membership fees carefully before proceeding with registration as this may prohibit you from being able to register your sports club as a CASC. If the income limit is the only barrier to registering your sports club as a CASC or it is a CASC whose non-member trading and property income is likely to cause its de-registration at HMRC, then there are alternatives that can be considered to reduce the club exceeding its income limit. Your sports club must meet all of the above requirements before it can register as a CASC; it is not enough that the club proposes to meet these conditions. You will also need to have a governing document for the club that is eligible for registration with HMRC.
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