Tax FAQ

How much do I have to give to qualify for Tax Relief?
Donations that amount to €250 in any one year or more qualify for tax relief.
How much more money will you get for my €250?
From 2013 onwards: A new blended rate of 31% will be applied to all donations over €250. That means that UNICEF can reclaim 31% of the value of your donation. Therefore, a donation of €250 will be worth an extra €112.32 to UNICEF.
Pre 2013: If you gave €250 or more and are a higher rate taxpayer, then UNICEF can reclaim 41% of the value of your donation; a donation of €250 will be worth an extra €173.73. Or if you gave €250 or more pre 2013 and pay tax at the standard rate then we can reclaim 20% of the value of your donation which will be worth €62.50.
What is and where do I find my PPS Number?
This is a number assigned to you by the Revenue Commissioners. You will find it on your payslip, a social welfare card or any communication from the Revenue Commissioners.
I do not pay tax, but my husband/wife does?
As you are taxed as a married couple, you can still fill out the form. You just need to fill out the details of the person who pays the tax.
Can I still fill out the form if I do not pay any tax?
From 2013 onwards: If you were either a self-assessed or a PAYE taxpayer in the year that your donation of over €250 was paid then you can go ahead and fill out the form. Otherwise unfortunately we will not be able to reclaim tax. Pre 2013: If you were a PAYE taxpayer in the year that your donation of over €250 was paid then you can still go ahead and fill out the form. Otherwise unfortunately we will not be able to reclaim tax.
How can I stop receiving tax forms?
Please feel free to contact us to let us know that you would prefer not to be sent the forms. You can ring Tina or Justin on 01 878 3000. This will prevent us sending you a tax relief form in future. This will also save on administration costs.
What if I give to more than one charity?
The donation amount on the form is what you have given to UNICEF. It doesn’t matter if you have given to other charities as well.
How do I know what rate of tax I pay?
This information is available on your P60, your tax credit cert or on www.revenue.ie
Does it matter if I am self-employed?
From 2013 onwards: If you have donated over €250 in 2013 and are self-employed then you can now take part in this revised scheme. Pre 2013: If you have donated over €250 before 2013 you must be a PAYE taxpayer to take part in this scheme. If you need your list of UNICEF donations, please call UNICEF Donor Services at 01 878 3000.
The donations I made come from money I collected from a charitable event I organised?
Unfortunately, we can only claim tax back on donations, which came personally from you.
If I complete and return the form, does that commit me to giving money?
Absolutely not. We can only claim tax back on donations, which you have already given to us.
Do I need to disclose my earnings?
No. What’s more, the information that you disclose on a Charity Tax Relief form will be kept completely confidential.

If you have any further queries about the Charity Tax Back Scheme, which are not covered in this FAQ please do not hesitate to contact Tina or Justin on 01 878 3000