Tax Efficient Giving

What is tax efficient giving?

Donations to a charity are tax efficient if you donate €250 or more in one calendar year. By reclaiming tax on your donation we can increase it by an extra 45% at no extra cost to you!

This is a valuable source of income for The Irish Hospice Foundation and has generated more than €1 million since the Revenue Commissioners first introduced this charity taxback scheme.


  • It does NOT cost you a single cent.
  • It does NOT affect your personal finances or tax status.
  • There are NO catches.

How does tax efficient giving work? 

Following the 2013 changes to the charity taxback scheme, donations of €250 or more are now eligible for tax reclaim for both PAYE Tax Payers and the Self-Assessed.

That means that your donation of €250 is actually worth €362 to The Irish Hospice Foundation – at no extra cost to you! 

To enable The Irish Hospice Foundation to reclaim the tax, you must complete a CHY3 Enduring Certificate and send it back to us. This form is valid for 5 years so if you make another tax efficient donation to us during this period, you don’t have to worry about completing another form for us! Every year we contact all eligible donors by sending them a form to complete.

tax efficient giving leaflet

Completing the form is very simple and we have developed CHY3 Cert Information Leaflet to help you do it correctly. It will only take a minute.

Once completed please send your form back to:

The Irish Hospice Foundation
Morrison Chambers
32 Nassau Street
Dublin 2

If you prefer to complete a form for each year separately, you need to complete CHY4 Annual Cert.

There is no change to Corporate Tax Relief – companies continue to treat donations as a normal business expense and there is no upper limit to the amount that can be donated.

For more information on tax efficient giving, please contact Anna Sadlier on 01 679 3188 or e-mail anna.sadlier@hospicefoundation.ie.

Thank you for your continued support!


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