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The 105-I Charitable Trust Fund

Charity No. CHY 15707 for Clubs in the Republic of Ireland.
Accepted as a Charity by HM Revenue & Customs under reference XR 90123
for the Clubs in Northern Ireland. (A Charity Number is not issued for N.I.).

The Trusts comprise the Clubs of Lions District 105-I under the numbers above, but are separate legal entities to these Lions International District 105-I. The effect in brief is that the Clubs in good standing whose audited/certified accounts for the previous year are with the District Treasurer are exempt from Deposit Interest Taxes, Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax/Corporation Tax on their income and property.

There is provision on application for exemption from Capital Acquisition Tax (Gift Tax/InheritanceTax), Companies Capital Duty, and Stamp Duty on the transfer or lease of Land. The Trustees must apply for this. There is NO general exemption from Value Added Tax for charities. Relief from Rates on Premises in Northern Ireland. Eligible to apply to grant making charity trusts or to make Radio or TV Charity appeals on BBC/UTV in Northern Ireland. Eligible to receive tax free donations from Corporate Donors which are shown in the Company Accounts and require no administrative action by the Club.

Pay as you earn tax payers can donate any sterling amount (N.I. Clubs) or over 250 (R.O.I. Clubs) to a Club as a tax free donation to the Charity. The Taxpayer must complete a Gift Aid/Charity Donation form, The signed form must be forwarded to Donal Horgan, District Charity Trust Officer to reclaim the tax, which will be sent to the Club when received from the Revenue authorities. Clubs should submit the charity number or reference number to their relevant financial institution for exemption from the Tax on Interest on deposits. The Club Treasurer must inform the Charity Trust Officer of any Corporate or PAYE donations received by the Club for inclusion in the Trust Accounts.

Past District Governor Donal Horgan
District 105-I Charity Trust Officer

100% of the funds raised by Lions Clubs from the general public are used exclusively for charitable purposes. Administrative costs are kept strictly separate and are paid for by the club members.

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