Irish, UK, US and Georgian Tax Payers

 

First Step Georgia has no overhead costs outside Georgia.  All fundraising and administration by The Next Step in Ireland and the UK, and by our affiliate in the USA, Georgian Foundation, is carried out by volunteers or pro bono by professionals.
 
Disclaimer: Please consult your own tax advisors on tax related issues. We are not responsible for tax advice.  The information provided is for your convenience and information only and is not intended to replace official tax advice.

 

Irish Tax Payers

If you are an Irish Tax Payer please donate to our Irish charity Children of the Caucasus The Next Step.  You can donate by:
 
Cheque (Please post to The Next Step, 5 Clanwilliam Square, Dublin 2)
 
Bank Transfer:
Account Name: Children of the Caucasus - The Next Step
Bank of Ireland, Lower Baggot Street Branch,  Dublin 2
Euro A/C  36589275  Branch No  90-14-90
Swift Code BOFIIE2D
IBAN IE16 BOFI 9014 9036 5892 75
 
If you pay tax under the PAYE system please complete the CHY2 form which you can download from this web site. Depending on your tax bracket we can get an extra 20cents or 41 cent on every Euro donated.
 
If you pay tax in Ireland under the Self Assessment system you can claim a tax credit on your donation. We would ask that you tick the relevant box on the donation form and we will send you a letter confirming your donation for submission with your tax returns. For example on a donation of Euro 100, if you pay tax at 41% - you will get a tax credit of Euro 41 for every Euro 100 donated therefore the donation will actually have cost you Euro 59.
 
If a company pays Irish Corporation tax and makes a donation to The Next Step. The company can claim a deduction of the current corporation tax rate (currently 12.5%). For example if a company makes a donation of Euro 1000 to The Next Step the cost of the donation to the company will be Euro 875 (Euro 1000 – Euro 125)
 
click here to download CHY 2 form for people paying tax under the PAYE system only
click here if you pay tax in Ireland under the self assessment system
click here if you pay Irish Corporation tax
 

UK Tax Payers

 
If you are a UK Tax Payer please donate to our UK Charity and complete the Gift Aid form which you can download from this web site. We can then get an extra 28p on every £1 donated.
Click here to download UK Gift Aid Certificate and
Click here to download UK Standing Order Form

 

US Tax Payers

 
The Next Step in Ireland and First Step Georgia are affiliated with the United States 501 (c) 3 registered charity Georgian Foundation which is a non profit, non-sectarian, non-political 501(c)3 registered organization.
 
 United States Tax Payers are eligible to claim their donations to the First Step Foundation, of Tbilisi, Georgia as a tax-deductible charitable donation. First Step have been working with Georgian Foundation since 1998. 
 
Georgia Foundation will acknowledge and provide their 501(c)3 tax identification number so that the donor may claim tax benefits.
Please contact Jane Corboy if you have any queries janecorboytfs@aol.com or Georgian Foundation Gfound@yahoo.com.
 
How to donate money to First Step Georgia on this website, or by wire or bank transfer:
 
Beneficiary Bank:
 

Georgian Tax Payers

 

Disclaimer: Please consult your own tax advisors on tax related issues. First Step Georgia is not responsible for tax advice. For your convenience, we provide below an excerpt from the Georgian Tax Code available at the time this information was posted:

Article 14. Charitable Activity

For the purpose of this Code Charitable activities include:

voluntary, gratuitous assistance provided to people in need of such assistance, directly or through the third persons, among them:

Charitable organization

Article 186. Deductions on Donations to Charity Organizations.

The Amount of donation issued by an enterprise to a charity organization shall be deducted from the gross income, but not exceeding 8% of deductions from the gross income established by this Code (without deductions provided by this article).