Tax refund schemes for charitable bodies allow parishes to claim tax relief on donations. These extra funds can make an enormous difference to the parish.
However, if parishioners who are tax payers donate but are not signed up to the relevant scheme (Gift Aid Declaration in Northern Ireland or Enduring or Annual Certificates in the Republic of Ireland) their parishes are missing out on valuable income.
More information and advice about making the most of donations is available HERE.
Gift Aid Declaration forms (for Northern Ireland) can be found HERE.
Information on the tax reclaim scheme (for the Republic of Ireland) can be found on the Revenue website (www.revenue.ie), or click the links for CHY3 (Enduring Certificate) or CHY4 (Annual Certificate).