With the Government-approved tax back scheme, Butler Gallery can reclaim up to 44.9% in tax from revenue on donations of €250 or more made by individuals, making your donation significantly more valuable with no additional cost to you. All you need to do is complete and sign the CHY3 form.
The CHY3 form is valid for 5 years but this does not commit you to making any payments – it simply enables us to claim tax back on your donations for any years in which your donations total €250 or more.
This opportunity is available to all taxpayers, including the self-employed. It will cost you nothing, but the difference those extra funds will make to Butler Gallery is invaluable. It will enable us to foster artists and grow and support our audiences giving everyone the chance to experience and learn about visual art so that we can nurture creativity within society.
What do I need to do?
If you need any assistance with filling the form or have any queries please call us on 056 7761106 or email [email protected] to request a call-back.
Does signing an Enduring Certificate (CHY3) commit me to paying a fixed amount to Butler Gallery?Read more
No, the Enduring Certificate is not a commitment on your part to pay anything at all – it simply enables Butler Gallery to claim tax relief if you donate €250 or more in any of the five years covered by the form.
How much will my donation be worth?Read more
Your donation will be worth an additional 44.9%. So if you donate €250, we can claim €112.33 tax back from revenue – meaning your original donation would be worth €362.33 to Butler Gallery.
How does Butler Gallery claim my tax back?Read more
After the end of any year in which your donations total €250 or more, we will send you a CHY3 form to complete (unless you already completed one for that period). If you are a tax payer simply complete the form and return it to Butler Gallery. We will then send a claim to Revenue. When they are satisfied that you paid at least that amount in tax, they will send us the money. Please complete your CHY3 form online, and not send it to the Revenue.
Do all my donations qualify?Read more
We can only claim tax back on donations which come from you personally. You also must have donated €250 or more to Butler Gallery within one year, in the last four years. This can include one-off donations or through instalments such as a regular gift.
What does associated mean?Read more
Do not tick the box for “associated with approved body” unless you are an employee of Butler Gallery or member of the board of management in the year your donation was made.
Will the tax rebates on my donations affect the tax I pay?Read more
No. It won’t cost you a cent in tax or affect your tax status.
What if I’m not employed or have a pension?Read more
If you have a pension, investments or any other means on which you pay either income tax or capital gains tax, that is also eligible for tax relief.
I’m not a taxpayer but my spouse is – can my donations still be tax-effective?Read more
Yes, if you are jointly assessed as a couple.
I don’t like revealing my tax details. Will this information remain confidential?Read more
Yes, your details will remain completely confidential to Butler Gallery and the Revenue Commissioners. The information will not be used for anything other than the tax claim. You don’t need to tell Butler Gallery how much tax you pay – under the new system, we don’t even need to know whether you are PAYE or self-assessed or what tax rate you pay.
What if I donate to more than one charity?Read more
It doesn’t matter if you have given to other charities as well. You can send in the tax form to each charity. We only reclaim tax on the donations you made to Butler Gallery (assuming you donated €250 or more to us within a year). All charities can claim separately for donations you’ve made.
You’re asking me to sign an Enduring Certificate. Does this commit me to supporting you yearly?Read more
No, the enduring certificate is not a commitment on your part to donate anything. We can only claim the tax back as long as you are a supporter of Butler Gallery. But because the form is valid for 5 years (unless you chose to cancel it), it helps lower our admin costs – allowing for greater impact in the work we do.