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Tax Efficient Giving

If you have, or are planning to donate to ISPCA, your gift may be dramatically increased simply by signing a form.
If you donate €250 or more in one calendar year and are a PAYE-Only tax payer, ISPCA can claim tax back on your gift, at no extra cost to you !

Under the Irish governments Tax Relief scheme, if you donated €250 throughout the year, ISPCA can claim back:

• An additional €173.73 directly from the government, if you pay tax at the higher rate
• Or a further €62.50, if you pay tax at the standard rate.

The Tax Relief amount we receive back is proportional to your donations; the higher your donations, the more tax we can claim back. To calculate how much more your donation could be worth, see our FAQ section below.

Thanks to the generosity of donors who have donated to ISPCA and taken the time to send back the completed form, we have been able to give extra life-saving care and rehabilitation to vulnerable animals, the innocent victims of cruelty, neglect and abuse.

ISPCA sends out tax forms once a year (around April) to donors who qualify for tax back on their donations. All you need to do is complete the form, and return to us in the Freepost envelope provided. Remember, this costs you nothing and it does not affect your tax situation in any way. All tax information received by ISPCA will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If you did not receive a Tax Relief form but think you should have, please call Brid on  043 3325035 (ext 5) or email accounts@ispca.ie

Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible to claim Tax relief?
What is the PPS Number?
Will the information I give be used for anything else?
How much more could my donation be worth?
Where can I get a Tax Relief form?
What if I am Self-Assessed or a Company?
Can I claim if I am partly Self-Assessed and partly PAYE?
I do not pay tax but my husband/wife does.
I am a pensioner, does this apply to me?
If I give to a number of charities, can I claim the total amount from the scheme?
How much do I need to give to make my monthly Direct Debit Tax efficient?
CHY2 form

Am I eligible to claim Tax relief?
If you are a PAYE-Only tax payer, and have donated €250 or more to ISPCA in one calendar year, we can claim tax back from the Irish government, at no cost to you.  The scheme does not apply to sponsorship gifts, collections or group donations. We can claim tax back on Direct Debts and Standing Orders, Thoughtful gifts, wedding favours and all personal donations.  Self-Assessed tax payers can claim tax relief themselves on qualifying donations made. ISPCA can supply a copy of your donations so it can be included with your assessment form.

What is the PPS Number?
Your Personal Public Service (PPS) number is a unique reference number that helps to you to gain access to benefits and information from public service agencies in Ireland. You can find your PPS numbers on: all correspondence from Revenue; Social Services Card; Pay Slip, P60 and P45. The donor must be resident in the state for the relevant year of assessment.

Will the information I give be used for anything else?
All information supplied to ISPCA will be treated in the strictest confidence, and will only be used to claim Tax back.

How much more could my donation be worth?
Under the scheme, for example, if you donate €250 throughout the year, are an employee and pay tax at the higher rate of 41%, ISPCA can claim back an additional €173.73 directly from the government. If you pay tax at the standard rate we can claim back a further €62.50.

To calculate how much more your donation could be worth, you can use the following formula:

• If you pay tax at the standard rate: Donation amount given x 100 ÷ 80 = value of donation to ISPCA (i.e. €300 x 100 ÷ 80 = €375)
• If you pay tax at the higher rate:
Donation amount given x 100 ÷ 59 = value of donation to ISPCA
(i.e. €300 x 100 ÷ 59 = €508.47)

Where can I get a Tax Relief form?
ISPCA  posts out the Tax forms to donors who qualify for Tax relief once a year (around April). If you have lost or mislaid your form, it can be downloaded here. Call Brid on 043 33 25035 (ext 5) if you have any enquiries, or email accounts@ispca.ie

Completed Tax relief forms should be returned directly by Freepost to ISPCA, National Animal Centre, Derryglogher Lodge, Keenagh, Co Longford.

What if I am Self-Assessed or a Company?
If you are Self-Assessed or a Company you can reclaim the tax yourself when you complete your annual tax return. You can then choose to make a donation out of the money you reclaim from the tax office. Companies donating more than €250 in a financial year can claim tax relief as a trading expense. ISPCA can provide the necessary receipts that are needed to file these returns.

Company X donates €1,000 to an eligible charity or approved body. Assuming a corporation tax rate of 12.5% relief to the company is €125, i.e. €1,000 @ 12.5%. While the eligible charity or approved body has the benefit €1,000, the cost to the company of making the donation is only €875 (€1,000 - €125). The company will simply claim a deduction for the donation as if it were a trading expense, there is no grossing up arrangement and therefore no repayment claim by the eligible charity or approved body arises.

Can I claim if I am partly Self-Assessed and partly PAYE?
ISPCA can only claim on behalf of people who are PAYE-Only for the year. You can, however, claim yourself when you complete your own tax return.

I do not pay tax but my husband/wife does.
Married couples can claim tax together; either person can claim on their PPS number. If one person is on a higher rate of tax we can claim on the higher rate.

I am a pensioner, does this apply to me?
Some pensioners pay tax on their pension, and we can claim on this amount.

If I give to a number of charities, can I claim the total amount from the scheme?
A charity can only claim from the donations given to it and these donations have to be over €250. For example, if you give €150 to charity X and €150 to charity Y throughout the year, the charities will not be eligible to claim relief on either donation.

How much do I need to give to make my monthly Direct Debit Tax efficient?
Direct debits give us the all-important security to plan ahead, budget more efficiently, and make our limited resources go so much further. A monthly donation of €21 per month will make your donation to ISPCA go that extra bit further. We can also claim on thoughtful gifts, wedding favours and personal donations. For more information, or to update your tax details with us, please contact Brid on 043 33 25035 (ext 5) or accounts@ispca.ie

CHY2 CERT Form
If you are a PAYE worker resident in Ireland who pays tax, the value of your donation to us can be increased by completing a simple form called CHY2 CERT (see attached PDF) and posting it to  ISPCA, National Animal Centre, Derryglogher Lodge, Keenagh, Co Longford.

Information can also be found on Revenue’s website http://www.revenue.ie