Your donation and tax back

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Your donation and tax back

Save more children's lives today, without donating an extra cent! 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.

CHY3 Tax back form and CHY3 Notes

Khayro holds her baby daughter, Halimo, who is healthy and happy again after receiving emergency therapeutic food from Concern. Photo: Jennifer Nolan, Ethiopia, 2018.

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 on your kind donations.

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 (2015-2018)
  • 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 €112.33. 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): CHY3 Tax back form and CHY3 Notes

  • All taxpayers (PAYE & Self-assessed)
  • One form valid for five years (after which donors can renew their tax form 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 and returning your tax relief form, the extra funds you will help us claim could provide more life-saving essentials for vulnerable families all over the world. 

The tax we can claim back on your donations could help provide the life-saving therapeutic food that malnourished children like Halimo urgently need. Photo: Jennifer Nolan, Ethiopia, 2018.

Khayro gave birth during one of the worst droughts in living memory. With crops failing and livestock perishing, Khayro and her husband Ishmael struggled to find food. So while their daughter Halimo was born safely, she soon became dangerously malnourished. 

At just 14 months old, Halimo endured agonising hunger – growing weaker and weaker by the day. But, thanks to Concern supporters like you, Halimo was given the life-saving therapeutic food she needed – and is now on the road to recovery. 

We don’t know how long she would have lasted without this intervention,” Ishmael told us. “We are happy because she is being cared for

To help more vulnerable children and families like Khayro’s, we urgently need you to complete your tax form today.

Any questions?

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