When adding a gift through Giving, and after you select the existing account that you want to add the gift to- You will notice that the gift aid eligible tick box is not ticked. Therefore, for users who do not know that the account actually has a valid gift aid declaration, they are more likely to loose out on Gift Aid.
Through the Giving tab adding a gift/ or pledge, it does not work the same as it does when adding a journal entry through a constituents Journal because when adding a gift through this way, Gift Aid Eligible is automatically ticked when the constituent has a valid declaration.
This issue has now been resolved and the fix was applied to eTapestry through the 7.35 release.
Steps to Duplicate
Click into Giving
Select Add Gift/ or Pledge
Select an Account that you know has a valid Gift Aid Declaration (Account number 55, Derek Marr)
You will notice while filling out the Gift/ or Pledge that the Gift Aid Eligible box is not ticked, it does not tick even when you select the Account you want to add the Gift to.