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 Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is a voluntary scheme that enables people to make donations directly from their pay to a chosen “donee organisation”. People who donate through payroll giving receive immediate tax credits relating to the donations they make each payday.

The scheme is administered through Inland Revenue’s PAYE tax system. Employers who electronically file their employer monthly schedule and deduction using Inland Revenue’s ir-File can sign up for the scheme and make it available to their staff.  Then, if they wish, staff members can make donations directly from their pay to the donee organisations of their choice.

People who donate through payroll giving receive tax credits relating to the donations they make each payday. This means they no longer have to wait to claim tax credits at the end of the tax year. However, they can still claim for any donations they make outside the new payroll scheme.