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Tax Efficient Giving

Have you donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the last four years?

By simply signing a tax form, your donation* can go even further as we can claim tax back from the the Revenue Commissioners.

Tax relief on charitable donations

Budget 2013 introduced some significant changes to the tax relief on charitable donations.

The changes listed below apply to all annual donations of €250 or more made to charities from 1st January 2013.

  • Charities can now claim tax back on charitable donations made by all tax payers, not just PAYE tax payers
  • Self-assessed tax payers will no longer be able to claim tax back themselves on their charitable donations. Instead the charity can claim this.
  • A new rate of 31% will be applied to all donations over €250. Thus a €250 donation attracts a tax rebate of €112, increasing the value of your donation by 45%**    

Tax relief for donations made in 2013 onwards

If your annual donations to MSF reached €250 or more and you paid income tax through the PAYE system, then we will be able to claim tax back from the the Revenue Commissioners.

If applicable from the year 2013, we would strongly encourage you to complete and return a CHY3 (a five year enduring tax rebate declaration) or CHY4 (a once-off annual tax rebate declaration) form to MSF.

This is a straightforward and simple process, which allows your donation to go even further and for us to get the most out of your gift.

Returning the form

We will automatically send you a tax rebate revenue form at the beginning of the year or you can easily download one from the links above. Please, complete and return the form to our office at:

Freepost F4763
Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland
9 Upper Baggot Street
Dublin 4

If you have any questions, you can contact us on +353 (0)1 660 3337, or via email at

Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was registered as a charity in Ireland in November 2008 and our registered charity number is 18196.

MSF is also authorised under the Scheme of Tax Relief for Donations to eligible Charities and other Approved Bodies under the terms of Section 848A Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997.

* This does not apply to money raised through fundraising events.

** Please note that tax relief income we receive from the Revenue Commissioners will go towards our general Emergency Fund.​