Tax efficient giving
The difference tax-efficient giving makes
If all the Sightsavers’ supporters who donate €250 or more each year signed and returned their form we could claim an amazing €500,000 back in tax. When 27 cent can protect a person from river blindness for an entire year and only €20 could restore an adults sight with a cataract operation, the life-changing difference €500,000 could make in some of the world’s poorest communities is enormous.
How it works
If you are a PAYE-only taxpayer and have given €250 or more to Sightsavers in one tax year, we can reclaim the tax you have already paid on your donations, at no extra cost to you.
- If you make an annual donation to Sightsavers of €250
- And pay tax at 20% - your donation will be worth €312.50 - an additional €62.50.
- And pay tax at 41% - your donation will be worth €423.73 - an additional €173.73
Last year we were able to claim back €180,000 from the taxman. This is a huge amount of money, enabling us to help even more people in some of the world's poorest countries.
With your help, we can do even better, this year!
What you have to do
We will send all our donors who reached the tax-efficient giving threshold of €250 in 2011 a Revenue Form by post. All you have to do is sign and return this form to us and we will take care of the rest. It's as straightforward as that!
When will I receive my form in the post?
If you are self-assessed or if you pay a portion of tax under the PAYE system but also pay tax on a self assessment basis, you can reclaim the tax paid on your donation yourself. Simply send your donation receipt with your annual tax return to the Revenue Commissioners.
In the case of corporate donations, the company can claim a deduction as if it were a trading expense.
Your details are confidential to Sightsavers and the Revenue Commissioners. We will not use the information you provide on your form for anything other than the tax claim.