Charitable tax exemption

Overview

You can apply for charitable tax exemption if the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) has granted charitable status to your charity.

This means that you may be exempt from paying:

If your charity has employees, you will have to pay Income Tax under the PAYE system. Please see the Guide to Pay As You Earn (PAYE) in the Employing people section of our website.

There is no general VAT exemption for charities. There are several specific reliefs from VAT which may relate to charitable activities. Further information is available in the guide VAT and Charities

You may also avail of the Charities VAT Compensation Scheme

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