Tax Rebate on Donations
Make your donation go further at no extra cost to you
If you paid tax on any income from 2013 onwards, we would be grateful if you would consider completing one of the following forms CHY3 Cert/CHY4 Cert and return to FirstLight.
Background to the tax back scheme:
Up to December 2012, the Government’s Tax Relief scheme allowed tax on donations made to FirstLight Ireland to be claimed back by FirstLight if the donors were PAYE workers only.
However, from January 2013 the Tax Relief scheme changed to include all donors who paid tax on their income whether they were Self-Assessed or PAYE workers.
This means that if you donate €250 or more in one calendar year, FirstLight can claim tax back on your gift, whether you are a PAYE worker or self-assessed. For example, a typical sponsor’s contribution of €264 could be increased to €382.60.
From 2013 there are two types of tax rebate certs that can be completed by Donors depending on their preference, an Enduring cert or an Annual cert.
The CHY3 Cert is an Enduring Cert and allows FirstLight claim back tax on any donation made by a sponsor for the next five years , or a CHY4 Cert which is an Annual Cert completed by a sponsor allowing FirstLight claim back tax on their donation for the previous year.
We need your help to make this happen! Please complete the cert to release these additional funds and help your generous donation make an even bigger difference. Just imagine how much more good we could do if every FirstLight supporter did this.
If we do not receive a tax rebate form from you, the money remains with the Revenue Commissioner.
The new CHY3 Cert is an Enduring Certificate which means no more annual form filling. By signing it, you give FirstLight permission to claim back the tax on any donation you may make to us every year for the next five years. Each year we will make contact with you to ask if we may use the enduring cert for that year.
Should you not wish to sign an Enduring cert and prefer to complete An Annual Cert CHY4 Cert.
We kindly request that you sign the Tax Rebate Cert and insert your PPS number. Then return the form in a envelope to:
4 North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Alternatively, you can sign, scan and email the form to us at Margaret@firstlight.ie.
For further information please visit www.revenue.ie for additional information