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Tax Efficient Giving

Philanthropic gifts to Trinity are tax relievable. Tax relief related to charitable giving varies by country.  This website provides some general guidance on tax relief. All donors are encouraged to seek professional financial advice specific to their circumstances.

Trinity Foundation, operating as Trinity Development and Alumni, is a registered charity, CHY 10898.

Ireland

If you are a taxpayer in Ireland, Trinity Development & Alumni can claim tax relief on donations of between €250 and €1m made in a calendar year by individual donors (PAYE & Self Assessed, regardless of marginal tax rate). If you would like to participate in this Scheme, please download and print a CHY3 FormThe form, which only takes a moment to complete, should be returned to our office. Once you sign it, the new enduring tax relief form will last for five years. You can return a scanned version to us by email or a printed version by post to us at the Trinity Development & Alumni Office, East Chapel, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2.

Depending on the level of tax you have paid in the year Trinity Development & Alumni can claim up to 31% tax relief so for example, a gift of €250 is worth €362 when Trinity successfully claim the tax back from the Revenue. CHY3 Forms will be issued by Trinity once the gift has been received.

Companies can deduct their donations as an allowable expense.

 

UK

If you are a UK Taxpayer donations to Trinity Development & Alumni are recognised as charitable donations for tax purposes in the UK. Trinity Development & Alumni can reclaim the standard rate of tax on any gift, or 25p in every £1 donated.

This can be done whether donations are large, small, one-off or regular, provided the donor gives a Gift Aid declaration which we will send you on receipt of your donation.

The form only needs to be filled out once and covers you for life. There is no minimum amount you need to donate; the only requirement is that you are a UK tax payer.

Further, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, you yourself can reclaim the difference between the higher rates of 40% or 50% and the basic rate of 20%.

For more information on tax efficient giving visit the HM Revenue & Customs site.

 

US

If you are US based donor you will find more information on tax-efficient giving on the University of Dublin Fund website.

The University of Dublin Fund is a US trust organized in 1954 to support “the educational purposes of the University of Dublin, either in Ireland or in the United States”. This fund allows alumni and friends in the US to financially support Trinity initiatives in a tax efficient manner, exempt from Federal Income Tax.   

The University of Dublin Fund Form 990 tax filings are publicly available and can be reviewed online at Charity Navigator or GuideStar - search under "University of Dublin Fund"

In conformance with IRS guidelines, University of Dublin Fund does not accept contributions that are earmarked or required to be distributed to Trinity College or any other organization. Trustees of the Fund will have complete discretion and control over the ultimate disposition of any contributions received. This ensures that gifts made to the Fund are deductible for U.S. income tax purposes and that the Fund fulfils its duties and obligations as a U.S. tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Canada

The University of Dublin, Trinity College has "prescribed" status as per Regulation 3503 of the Canadian Income Tax Regulations. This means that a donation made by a Canadian donor to the University can be claimed in computing taxable income to the extent provided by subparagraph 110.1(1)(a)(vi) and paragraph 118.1(1)(f) of the Canadian Income Tax Act.

An official receipt for income tax purposes will be issued by Trinity upon receipt of donation.

 

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