If you are a taxpayer in the Republic of Ireland, and you give €250 or more in one calendar year, your contributions can go up to 45% further with if you are registered with the charity tax reclaim scheme. To register, please complete either an Enduring or Annual Certificate.
An Enduring Certificate (CHY3) is valid for a period of 5 years, while an Annual Certificate (CHY4) is valid for one year only.
Charities no longer need to ask donors about their tax affairs. The only reason that a refund claim will be rejected is if the donor has not paid sufficient tax in the relevant year to cover the reclaim or inaccurate details have been supplied. Tax relief is given at a blended rate of 31% regardless of the rate of tax paid by the donor and this will be on a grossed up basis.
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).