Tax Efficient Giving

Give more with Charity Tax relief

Give again for free! All that’s required is a few moments of your time. 

With your help, MQI can claim a 45% tax refund from Revenue on donations from supporters who give €250 or more in any given year. All you have to do is complete the form below. 

We automatically send tax forms to donors who gave €250 or more in the previous year. If you haven’t received yours, you can now complete and electronically submit a form online: 

Click here to complete an online CHY3 form

or call 01 524 0139 to speak to Elizabeth and she will post one out to you. 

The above CHY3 form, once signed and completed, is valid for 5 years. However, if you would prefer to complete a CHY4 form annually instead, please click ici.

 

How Charity Tax Back / Tax Efficient Giving works

If you give a monthly gift of €21 for 12 months, that equals €252 per year. With a signed and completed tax form, that could be worth €365 to MQI with tax relief. This additional €113 is enough to provide 17 nourishing meals to those who are homeless!

To enable MQI to claim this relief, all you need do is complete a simple form that covers any year in which you donate €250 or more. And the good news is, after filling in the form, you will not have to complete it again for 5 years. This is tax efficient giving. 

To free these tax funds all you need to do is:

1. Enter your name, address and your PPS number (important!).

2. Fill in the year that you donated up to €250 or more in a year to MQI. (You can contact the donor care team on 01 524 0139 to confirm your tax eligible years and Elizabeth can talk you through the process). 

3. You only need to tick the “associated with MQI” box if you are a staff of MQI or are a member of our board of directors. Otherwise, please leave it blank.

4. Sign and date the form then submit! 

P.S. You can complete and submit the online form above or print out a form and send the completed scanned forms to elizabeth.kalu@mqi.ie or post to Merchants Quay Ireland, P.O. Box 11958, FREEPOST F3736, Dublin 8.

… by returning a tax form, you may have freed additional funds from Revenue that will help more men and woman here at Merchants Quay Ireland.

 

Have you donated just under €250 this year?

If you have donated just under €250 this year, you can add to your donation so your annual gift could qualify for a tax relief of 45%.  Just call 01 5240139 or donate online by clicking the donate button below.

Faire un don

 

FAQs

Q: Are my donations eligible?

A: Your donations can be worth nearly 45% more to MQI if:
• Your donation(s) totals €250 or more in any calendar year
• Your donation(s) is in the form of money and/or securities (shares or debentures).
• You were resident in Republic of Ireland during the years in question.
• You pay income tax or capital gains tax in respect of the years in question.
• You or anyone connected with you obtained no benefit from MQI for making
the donation(s).

Q: I’m not employed or I’m on a pension. Am I still eligible?

A: If you have a pension, investments or any other asset that you pay either income tax or capital gains tax on, your donations are eligible for tax relief.

Q: I’m self-employed/self-assessed. Can I get the tax relief?

A: Since the 1st of January 2013, self-assessed and PAYE taxpayers are treated the same. All the tax relief goes to the charity, not the taxpayer.

Q: Will MQI getting a tax rebate on my donations affect the tax I pay?

A: No, it won’t cost you anything or affect your tax status or how much you pay in tax.

Q: Can I do this for other charities as well?

A: Yes! You can do it for as many charities as you want as long you have donated more than €250 in a year. However, if the tax relief that charities receive is more than the tax you paid, Revenue will issue the tax relief to charities on a first come first served basis.

Q: You’re not a taxpayer but your spouse is – can MQI claim tax relief on the donations?

A: Yes, if you’re jointly assessed for tax.

Q: What about donations made by companies?

A: In the case of corporate donations, the company can claim a deduction as if it were a trading expense.

 

For more information from Revenue please click ici

If you have further questions:

If you have any questions about the Charity Tax Relief scheme, or would like anything above clarified, you can call Elizabeth sur 01 524 0139 or email  elizabeth.kalu@mqi.ie

Thank you so much for your support.

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