Charity Tax Back

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If you are a PAYE tax payer and have given €250 or more to the Irish Red Cross in the course of a tax year, the Irish Red Cross can reclaim the tax paid on your donations.

The reclaimed tax helps survivors of disasters all over world. It’s another opportunity for you to help rescue and care for people suffering the worst times of their lives.

How you can claim your tax back for charity:

1. For your 2013 or 2014 donations- Complete your CHY3 Form. For your 2012 or 2011 donations Complete your CHY2 Form

2. Return it freepost to: Irish Red Cross, Freepost, 16, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

We can claim tax back for the past 4 years – so if you donated 4 years ago, this year is our last chance to claim the tax on it.

Who can claim tax back for charity ?

Married couples , either party can sign the form using either person’s PPS number.

If you are a pensioner , you may pay some PAYE tax on your pension and we can claim on this amount.

If you are a corporation you can reclaim the tax paid on your donations. You will need a copy of your donation history to attach to your assessment form.

Changes to donations from 2013 onwards:

Changes were made to the Charity Donation Scheme in 2013 which means charities can now claim tax back on all donations from all tax payers, PAYE and Self-assessed. Self-assessed tax payers will no longer be able to claim the tax back themselves, only the charity can do this.

A new rate of 31% will be applied to all donations over €250, regardless of the rate of tax paid. For example, a €250 donation will be worth an extra €112 to our lifesaving work.

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