Tax-efficient giving

change more lives today
Sofia washes with water from an Oxfam pump

 

By filling out a form, you can fill buckets with life-saving clean water through a newly repaired well, fill up more fields with drought-resistant crops, fill a child with knowledge through extra school books or fill more cabinets with essential HIV and AIDS medicine.

 

Tax-efficient giving can increase the value of your donation(s) by 45% (ROI) or 25% (NI) at no extra cost to you.

 

It’s so easy. Simply download the relevant tax relief form below, fill in your details and post to us.

 

Only need to complete one CHY 3 form (below) to make your donations tax-effective for up to 5 years from 2013.

 

You can also Renew your CHY3

If you're based in Northern Ireland or the UK please use the form below.

Republic of Ireland

RENEW MY TAX FORM

WHEN IS MY DONATION ELIGIBLE FOR TAX RELIEF?

If you donate €250 or more in one calendar year and you pay income tax or capital gains tax in Republic of Ireland, we can claim 45% tax back on your gift and make your generous donation go even further. This is at no extra cost to you.

HOW MUCH EXTRA MONEY WILL GO TO OXFAM?

The amount we get depends on the exact sum you donated, the higher your donations, the more tax we can claim back. Your tax back could change the lives of four families like Zahra’s for the better by getting them ducks, a goat, a cow and some chicks.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO MAKE MY DONATIONS GO EVEN FURTHER?

We automatically send tax forms to donors who gave €250+ in the previous year. If you would like us to send you a form now, please email irl-tax@oxfam.org, call (01) 6350 404 or you can download the form here. Then just fill in your details, sign and return to us. Remember, it does not affect your tax situation in any way. All tax information we receive will be treated in the strictest confidence.

 

Northern Ireland

WHAT IS GIFT AID?

Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to Oxfam - at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, Oxfam can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. For every £1 you donate, we will receive an extra 25p. So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to Oxfam. That extra £25 could:

  • Feed a family for two weeks during a food crisis
  • Buy schoolbooks for a child in Tanzania
  • Provide three plastic sheets for emergency shelter
  • Teach people new farming techniques

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO MAKE MY DONATIONS GO EVEN FURTHER?

The process is simple - all you need to do is download the Gift Aid declaration, fill in your details and return to us. If you are donating online, just tick the Gift Aid box on the donation form. If you donate in an Oxfam Shop, there is a simple form to sign. Or contact us on 0800-0-30-40-55 or by emailing
irl-tax@oxfam.org and we'll send you a form through the post. Remember, it does not affect your tax situation in any way. All tax information we receive will be treated in the strictest confidence. Put the below address on an envelope Oxfam Ireland 115 North Street Belfast BT1 1ND

DO I QUALIFY FOR GIFT AID?

In order for Oxfam to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax in the UK equal to the tax that will be claimed on your donation.

WHAT DOES THE GIFT AID DECLARATION COMMIT ME TO?

Nothing! It just ensures that if you choose to donate to Oxfam, we can claim an extra 25% back from the government.

WHAT IS A GIFT AID DECLARATION?

A Gift Aid declaration is a statement by an individual taxpayer that they want a charity to receive the tax paid on their donation back from the government.

HOW LONG DOES THE DECLARATION LAST FOR?

To simplify matters for both you and Oxfam, the declaration wording normally covers present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we will continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you are eligible. To let us know if you stop paying tax or wish to cancel your declaration, please call us on 0800 0 30 40 55.

CAN I CLAIM GIFT AID ON THE FUNDS THAT I HAVE RAISED?

To claim Gift Aid on your fundraising, we must have the first name or initials, last name, full home address and postcode of each individual donor/sponsor. So please encourage them to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form when they sponsor you. Without these details we legally can't claim Gift Aid - so be strict with your supporters! For more information, or to update your tax details with us, please call us on 0800 0 30 40 55 or irl-tax@oxfam.org. Information can also be found on HM Revenue and Custom website

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR GIFT AID?

Simply download and complete the Gift Aid declaration form and send to Oxfam at the above address.