Tax relief figures suggest drop in Irish charity income Photo: daviddennisphotos.com on flickr Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 February 2014 | News Figures provided to the Irish Dail by the Irish finance minister indicate that donations to charities fell last year.Finance Minister Michael Noonan reported last week that there was a €1.6 million drop in the income tax relief the exchequer gave on PAYE donations to charity. In reply to a question by Michael McGrath TD, Michael Noonan provided figures which showed tax relief in 2013 was worth €23.5 million against €25.1 million in 2012.Quoted in the Irish Times, Mr McGrath said the drop in donations “even before the controversy about charity funding emerged”, showed the need for charities to “step up to the mark” in funding and business activity transparency.Many charities will receive tax relief income from PAYE donations in 2013 this year and if the ‘top up’ controversy has had as big an effect as some charities suspect it will be reflected in returns in 2014.