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Use of Charity Number

The Educate Together national office may not provide its charity number for schools to use for tax or donation purposes. All Educate Together schools requiring a charity number, must follow the instructions outlined here to obtain the same. 

When applying to be recognised as a charity for tax purposes, the organisation must send the five items of documentation (see below) to:

Office of the Revenue Commissioners
Charities Section
Government Offices
Nenagh
Co. Tipperary.

1. A completed CHY1 application form which can be downloaded from 
www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/chy1.doc 

2. Details of its governing instrument [e.g. a constitution, deed of trust or Memorandum and Articles of Association]. This will be your Constitution and Rules for Boards of Management.

3. A statement of activities: National School recognised by the Department of Education and Skills.

4. The latest financial accounts - each school will have their own relevant accounts.

5. The names and addresses of its officers i.e. your eight Board of Management members.

Please note:
There is usually a delay of several weeks in dealing with applications and the application may take some time as the Revenue Commissioners may require the governing instrument to be amended before deciding whether they will recognise the organisation as charitable. If the organisation is recognised as a charity it will be allocated a CHY number by the Revenue Commissioners. This means that it is exempt from various taxes such as DIRT, income tax and corporation tax (if it is a company).

For information on
SCHEME OF TAX RELIEF FOR DONATIONS OF MONEY OR DESIGNATED SECURITIES TO “ELIGIBLE CHARITIES” AND OTHER “APPROVED BODIES” UNDER SECTION 848A TAXES CONSOLIDATION ACT 1997
please see document CHY2.pdf - which can be found online at:
http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/forms/chy2cert- charity.pdf

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to this process is also available at:
http://www.revenue.ie/en/business/faqs-charities.html

An online list of bodies authorised as charities, including national schools can be found online at:
http://www.revenue.ie/en/business/authorised-charities.html

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Address: 11 - 12 Hogan Place, Dublin 2, Ireland - Charity Number: CHY 11816