If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. No matter how straightforward your question and regardless of the size of the gift you have in mind, we are here to help.
Yes, we are pleased to accept gifts made using a credit or debit card by telephone. Please call +353 1 402 2729.
The tax implications of your donation will depend on your location.
RCSI is authorised by the Revenue Commissioners as an approved body 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. What this means is that, if you pay tax and donate €250 or more to RCSI in any year, we can claim nearly 45% in tax relief from Revenue at no extra cost to you.
If you would like to participate in this scheme, please download and print a CHY3 form. The 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 Development Office, RCSI, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2.
For example, if you donate €500, that could be worth another €224.65 to RCSI with tax relief. To enable RCSI to claim this relief, all you need do is complete a simple form that covers every year in which you donate €250 or more.
If you are a UK taxpayer, donations to Friends of RCSI are recognised as charitable donations for tax purposes in the UK. Friends of RCSI can reclaim the standard rate of tax on any gift, or 25p in every £1 donated.
This can be done provided the donor gives a gift aid declaration which is included on your donation form. The declaration 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 and Customs site.
You can donate via Friends of the Royal College in Surgeons in Ireland, Inc. if you are based in the USA.
Friends of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Inc. is a publicly supported charity, exempt from tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) (3). Contributions to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible.
If you are based in Canada, you can donate directly to RCSI as we are registered as a 'prescribed university outside Canada' with the Canada Revenue Agency. 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.
We will automatically send you an official receipt for your gift that is acceptable to the Canadian tax authorities.
A gift to RCSI in your Will is a good way to make a significant and lasting contribution. You can find information about legacy giving here.
We are happy to discuss our partnership and corporate giving opportunities with you. Please contact Gordon Jamieson, Head of Corporate Fundraising directly on +353 1 402 5188 or email email@example.com.