iDonate welcome the suggestion by Deputy O Cuiv to pay compensation to charities that have collected donations from the public via text messages.
This is a very workable solution and should be formally put in place until such time as the mobile operators systems’ are corrected.
Deputy O’Cuiv was hugely instrumental in bringing the issue of VAT on SMS text donations to the fore.
Prior to Christmas iDonate contacted several public representative to highlight the issue. Deputy Eamon O Cuiv contacted us to get the background.
He consequently tabled as Dail motion to highlight the matter. He has been given written assurances by Government that the matter will be resolved.
He has asked us to update him monthly on progress, as he plans to continue to table the matter until fully resolved.
Press Release from Eamon O Cuiv – Click Here
Article in This Weeks Galway Advertiser – Click Here
Article in This Weeks Foinse (As Gaeilge) – Click Here