THE Charitable Donation Scheme

How it works

By reclaiming tax on your donation, an authorised charity can increase the donation value by up to an additional 31%
It only takes a couple minutes to complete the simple online form required to reclaim the tax.

The Charitable Donation Scheme allows tax relief on qualifying donations made to approved bodies.

If an individual donates €250 or more in a year, the approved body can claim a refund of tax paid on that donation.

Use our Easy Online Form

We have made it really simple to reclaim the tax with our online form. It will only take 2 minutes of your time to complete the application and then we will do the rest.

Enduring Certificate CHY3

*Recommended – Enables Raphoe Diocese to claim Tax Relief when you donate €250+ for five years

The CHY3 Form simplifies the tax relief process for both you and Raphoe Diocese.


Here is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions.

How much is the Tax Rebate worth ?

An extra 45% approx. on donations over €250. Use our calculator above to calculate the exact figure for your donation amount.

Does it only apply for single donations of more than €250?

No – If you made multiple donations to Raphoe Diocese 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?
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?
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
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. Raphoe Diocese 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?
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

CHY3 enduring certificate simply enables the charity 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 Raphoe Diocese. It’s the most effective method for us to claim the tax rebate. Note it does NOT commit you to making donations to the Raphoe Diocese.

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

Can I renew an Enduring Certificate after 5 years?

Yes, and you will be able to do so without further paperwork. Raphoe Diocese may 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?
Yes – send an email to [email protected] and we will cancel the enduring certificate.
What is an eligible charity or approved body?
Only charities authorised by Revenue can apply for Tax Rebates. A list can be found here on the Revenue website. For more details from the Revenue website click here
How do we obtain the tax rebate?
After the end of any financial year in which your donations total €250+, we will email you a link to the relevant Forms (CHY3/4) to complete unless you already completed one for that period. Raphoe Diocese will then claim the rebate. When Revenue are satisfied you paid at least that amount in tax, they will pay us. 
What’s the minimum and maximum amount which qualifies for tax relief?
Donations over €250 and under €1,000,000 qualify.