As you know, Roscommon GAA successfully applied for planning permission to refurbish Dr. Hyde Park. The work is being completed in stages with the most prominent element so far being the removal of the concrete seats at the front of the Stand and the installation of new seats, a state-of-the-art wheelchair section and new dugouts. That work is due to be completed in April and the next phases of work will be to upgrade the Dressing Rooms, and Toilet Blocks, and install Turnstiles.

While we have some funding in place we will need your support to complete the project. Under (Irish) Revenue Commissioner rules, an approved sports body can claim Tax Relief on donations made to a project approved by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) and the Dr. Hyde Park refurbishment is one of the approved projects. 

What are the details of the scheme?

We are asking with an affinity to Roscommon GAA to donate €300 towards the project. We had several discussions about the possibility of donating different amounts, but it was felt that providing only one option was best, considering the scale of what we are trying to achieve.

Under the approved donation scheme, when a PAYE-only taxpayer donates, it is considered to be net of tax. So, if someone pays tax at 40%, the €300 would equate to 60% of the donation (similarly, if someone pays tax at 20%, the €300 is considered as 80% of the donation). In both cases, Roscommon GAA County Board can claim a refund of tax on the donation directly from the Revenue Commissioners.

What will donors receive in return for their donation?

All benefactors will be honoured by having their names inscribed on a prominently displayed patrons’ board at Dr. Hyde Park.
An important point to note is that one of the rules of the tax rebate scheme that revenue offers is
that no prize incentive can be offered. If, for example, we were to run a raffle in conjunction with
this donation fundraiser, we would lose up to 67% of the value of each donation.
It is also important for everyone to understand that this scheme is separate from the day-to-day running costs of the County Board.

How can I donate? 

It’s a simple process – enter your details below and we will send you the forms: 

Donations can be made via Standing Order (once off or periodically), Bank Transfer, Cheque or Cash.

Forms will also be available from the Roscommon GAA Offices, Astor Building, St Ciaran’s Road, Roscommon town.

I’m retired/not a taxpayer but would like to contribute – is that possible?

Yes, your support would be much appreciated. Enter your details below and we’ll send you details of how you can donate

What if I am a company or self-assessed?

The position of self-assessed taxpayers and companies are different. In their situation, they claim relief on their tax return. Tax relief is given at their marginal rate of tax. The self-assessed individual or company should claim the donation as an expense when calculating their total income or profit.

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