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 of this, but your organisation will appear in the IRD Read more…
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.
Have a look at: www.ird.govt.nz/notforprofits/ Note that exemption from Resident Witholding Tax (RWT) is not automatic and must be applied for once a non-profit has registered with Charities.
Visit the IRD website