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Have you donated to Concern in the last four years? With just a quick signature, more funds could be heading to the world's poorest communities.

Tax back form

"Hanen" who lives at a collective centre for Syrian refugees, run by Concern Worldwide in Lebanon. Photograph taken by: Kieran McConville/Concern Worldwide.

How it works

The Government-approved tax back scheme allows charities like Concern to claim 45% in tax back on donations. All you need to do is sign and return a tax-back form so we can claim the tax back.

Tax back criteria

In order for Concern to claim tax back on your donations, donors must meet certain criteria. You must have:

  • Donated €250 or more to Concern in one year (January-December) in the last four years (2013-2016)
  • Been PAYE in any of the four years, or self-assessed for donations made from 2013 onwards
  • Donated yourself directly rather than sponsored a friend or taken part in a raffle or collection.

That means when a donor gives €250 or more in one year, their gift is worth at least an additional €112.50. If everyone were to send back their forms, we could unlock millions of much needed income to help save lives in the communities where we work. But we cannot do anything unless donors sign and return their tax back forms.

Tax back scheme

Following the 2013 budget, changes were made to the tax relief scheme on charitable donations.

Tax scheme (2013 onwards): Tax back form (2013 onwards) 

  • All taxpayers (PAYE & Self-assessed)
  • One form valid for five years (after which donors can opt-in to tax either by SMS, email or phone – so less paperwork and less hassle!)
  • One standard tax rate applies for everyone

How your tax helps

By simply signing your tax relief form, you help us to protect some of the poorest people in the world, like this Syrian family in crisis.

Syrian refugee Ahmad, 22, holds his cousin's baby Amin as he stands at the entrance of his tent that was flooded with water and damaged during the storm that hit northern Lebanon in early 2015. Photograph taken by Dalia Khamissy/Concern Worldwide.Baby Amin lives in a tented settlement in Lebanon with her cousin Ahmad. But the thin plastic sheeting of their home was no match for the storm that inundated them for days in 2015, flooding the camp and causing damage.

Thanks to people like you, Concern was able to protect them by repairing and properly sealing their tent against the elements, so they’ll be safe and dry from storms. We’re also installing proper drainage and raised pathways to stop flooding if the rains return.

We urgently need to claim back the tax on your donations so we can support more Syrians. There are over 1 million refugees like Amin and Ahmad who have fled to Lebanon – and together we can help more of them. Please complete your tax form today so your gifts can save even more lives.

Any questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Donor Care team at 01 417 7777 or email [email protected]