This severely limits their work with the aged, the sick, people with disabilities and those most in need, both at home and abroad. It has a very human cost.
Charities pay approximately €25m in VAT annually. After discussions with the political parties we believe they all now accept the need to rectify this anomaly.
We seek a clear commitment from all political parties to include a VAT compensation scheme in the next programme for government, based on the voluntary fundraised income of charities and in the context of the recently published Charities Regulation Bill.
Alzheimer Society of Ireland Fergus Finlay
Barnardos Enda Egan
Carers’ Association Sr Celestine Farrissey
Charleville Sheltered Housing Services Tom Arnold
Concern Declan Jones
Focus Ireland John McCormack
Irish Cancer Society Michael O’Shea
Irish Heart Foundation Jonathan Irwin
Jack and Jill Foundation Cynthia Clampett
Hospice Martha Hegarty
RESPECT Kieran Murphy
St Vincent de Paul.