Category Archives: Donee Organisations

NFP Newsletter Published

Not-for-Profit Resource Newsletter – December 2017 Not-for-Profit Resource Newsletter – November 2017 Not-for-Profit Resource Newsletter – October 2017 Subscribe to receive our monthly updates  The newsletter is normally published on the last day of the month. The newsletter is not published for … Continue reading

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Donee organisations and application of funds overseas

Until now, non-profit organisations which have donee status with the IRD (where receipts for donations made to the organisation can be claimed for tax credits) have been permitted to expend up to 50% of their funds overseas. (Some organisations such … Continue reading

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Why are we donating millions to the taxman?

Opinion – In the bible, Jesus is reported as saying “… Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s …” (Matthew 22:21). This is indeed a tenet that is applicable in this modern world –  though for ‘Caesar’ read government (in … Continue reading

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Inland Revenue consultation on donee organisations

Inland Revenue is currently consulting on an issues paper on donee organisations.  When a person makes a donation to a donee organisation, they can generally claim a tax credit for that donation. The issues paper examines the donee organisation requirements … Continue reading

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Potential Donee Status Shift?

Not-for-Profit came across this article in a recent edition of the Missions Interlink newsletter. Organisations which operate, or have an interest in operating, overseas need to be aware of this subject. The article is reproduced in full below and can … Continue reading

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Looking for a non-profit

Q: I am trying to determine if a non-profit is registered. Is there a list of ‘official’ not for profit organisations? A:  There is no complete list of non-profit organisations in NZ. Not all non-profits are formally registered with a government … Continue reading

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How do I register my organisation so that donations are eligible for tax credits?

You need to be registered as a ‘donee organisation’ with IRD. If, when applying for registration as a NZ Registered Charity,  you indicated that funding would include donations/koha then this will be automatic once registered. IRD will not specifically advise you … Continue reading

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Where can I find out if a charity is registered with the NZ Inland Revenue Department to accept receipts which are eligible for tax deduction purposes?

The key phrase here is ‘donee status’ if you are searching the IRD website.

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