Your donation and tax back

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.

Tax back criteria

When a donor gives €250 or more in one year, their gift is worth at least an additional €112.33. If everyone was 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.

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 (2016–2019)
  • Have paid tax (PAYE or self-assessed) for the relevant year(s)
  • Donated yourself directly, rather than sponsored a friend or taken part in a raffle or collection

Tax back scheme

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

  • All taxpayers (PAYE & Self-assessed) are now eligible
  • One form will now cover you for five years (after which you can renew your tax form either by SMS, email or phone – so less paperwork and less hassle!)
  • One standard tax rate applies for everyone

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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. 

Mary* with nine month old niece, Yasmiin*. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern Worldwide.
Mary* with nine month old niece, Yasmiin*. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern Worldwide.

Yasmiin was born into a makeshift displacement camp in South Sudan. With thousands of families sheltering there and food supplies scarce, Yasmiin soon became severely malnourished. By the time she was nine-months old, she was fighting for her life.

But thanks to Concern supporters like you, little Yasmiin was given the emergency food she needed. Now, she is growing stronger every day – and her family no longer have to watch her go hungry.

Yasmiin’s mother told us: “As a mum, you just know if a child is not ok…but Concern is saving the lives of our children.”

To help more vulnerable children like Yasmiin, we urgently need you to complete your tax form today.

*Names have been changed to protect the identity of our beneficiaries.

Any questions?

Please see the link to our Frequently Asked Questions above or contact the Donor Care team at 01 417 7777 or email

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