How We Can Get More for Your Donation

Charitable Donation Scheme

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

That means your signature is worth at least an extra €112!!!

It is now even easier to complete and return your CHY 3 / 4 form. In conjunction with, the IMNDA is now able to offer this service online. No printing or posting required – just click below!!

CHY3 and CHY forms

We recommend completing a CHY 3 Form because it is valid for 5 years, a CHY 4 form is valid for 12 months only – the year in which you donated. All you have to do is click, complete your contact details and PPS number and then submit. and we will do the rest. SIMPLE!!!

FAQ’s on Tax Efficient Giving –

How much is the tax rebate worth to an eligible charity?

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An extra 45% approx. on donations over €250. Click Here to calculate the exact figure for your donation amount.

Does it only apply to single donations of more €250? 

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No – If you made multiple donations to the same charity over the course of 1 year, which in total are great than €250, then these are eligible for a Tax Rebate.

What if I support more than one charity?

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There is no limit to the number of eligible charities that can claim tax relief when you give each of them over €250. However, what charities are paid by Revenue cannot exceed the total tax you actually paid. If the tax you paid is less than the total being claimed by charities, Revenue will pay them on a first-come, first-served basis.

What payments qualify as donations for tax purposes?

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Any donations which you made yourself (not on behalf of or refunded by another party) from which you and people connected with you obtained no tangible benefit (e.g. if you bought raffle tickets, raised sponsorship yourself or sponsored someone to go on an overseas trek, they would not qualify).

I don't like revealing my tax details

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You are NOT required to provide any details of your income or tax paid. All that’s required is your signature and PPS number, which you can find on most tax/social welfare documents addressed to you. The IMNDA will retain this number securely and only for the purposes of obtaining tax rebates on your donations.

What if I'm not employed or have a pension?

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If you have a pension, investments or any other income on which you pay either income tax or capital gains tax, that’s eligible for tax relief.

Whats the difference between the CHY3 and CHY4 forms?

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CHY3 enduring certificate simply enables the IMNDA to claim tax relief if you donate €250+ in any of the five years covered by the form. It simplifies the tax relief process for both you the donor and the charity. It’s the most effective method for charities to claim the tax rebate. Note it does NOT commit you to making donations to the IMNDA.

CHY4 Annual Certificate only allows the IMNDA to claim tax relief for the year in which you made the donation. If you donate to the IMNDA in any following year, you will need to complete the CHY4 form again.

Can I renew an enduring certificate after 5 years?

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Yes, and you will be able to do so without further paperwork. The IMNDA will contact you by phone or email. It would be helpful if you supplied your phone number and/or email on the CHY3 form.

Can I cancel an enduring certificate?

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Yes – send an email ( to the charity directly, asking them to cancel the enduring certificate.

What is an eligible charity or approved body?

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Only charities authorised by Revenue can apply for Tax Rebates. he IMNDA ia an eligable charity (CHY 8510). A list can be found here on the Revenue website –  click here.

How does the charity obtain the tax rebate?

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After the end of any financial year in which your donations total €250+, the charity will send you the relevant Forms (CHY3/4) to complete unless you already completed one for that period. The charity will then claim the rebate. When Revenue are satisfied you paid at least that amount in tax, they will pay the charity. Please send the completed form to the charity, not Revenue.

What's the minimum and maximum amount which qulifies for tax relief?

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Donations over €250 and under €1,000,000 qualify.