Discounts and donations
This page has information about discounts, donations and free publications.
Employees can give to community organisations through their pay. Payroll giving enables donations to go directly from a person’s pay to a chosen community organisation. The scheme will be administered through the PAYE tax system, so people whose employers sign up for the scheme will receive the tax benefits of their donations each payday without having to present donation receipts or wait to claim at the end of a tax year.
Payroll giving is a voluntary scheme that enables donations to go directly from an individual donor's gross pay to their chosen community organisation listed on Inland Revenue's donee list. Visit the Payroll Giving website for more information.
Becoming an approved donee organisation
Are you a not-for-profit organisation? If so, are you registered with Inland Revenue as an approved donee organisation? This page lists all of the donee organisations and tells you how you can apply. It's important to do this so donors to your organisation can claim a tax rebate on their donation. There are significant tax rebate benefits for individuals and companies making donations to not-for-profits.
Check out Creative New Zealand’s useful online donations toolkit. It includes recent changes to New Zealand’s tax rules on donations and how to make the most of these. There’s also a section on how to find the right donors and build strong relationships with them.
Connecting with your community
How can the internet help us achieve our goals and engage with our community? Community groups and NGOs often don’t have large budgets to spend on websites. Connect Your Community is a fantastic toolkit for community groups wanting to establish an online presence: it’s brimming with excellent ideas and links. Thanks to the Waikato 2020 Communications Trust, we have copies of this free booklet to distribute. Please email Pippa if you would like us to mail you a booklet.
Resene: discount on paints
Did you know that creative spaces can get a discount on paints from Resene shops? All you need is a letter of support from Arts Access Aotearoa to receive the discount. Please email Pippa if you would like a letter.
TechSoup New Zealand donations
Do you need to upgrade your computers and software? Quad core refurbished computers are available. These have plenty of computing power in a small size, and come with Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2007 Home & Student Edition, a 19-inch monitor and the basics to get you up and running. Check them out on the TechSoup website.
TechSoup New Zealand provides donated software and hardware from companies such as Microsoft to eligible New Zealand groups and organisations registered as a charitable organisation under the New Zealand Income Tax Act 2004. To demonstrate that you are registered as a charitable organisation, you will need to provide at least one of the following:
• a copy of your IRD tax exempt status letter
• your Charities Commission registration number.
Once TechSoup New Zealand has received your details and assessed your eligibility, it will let you know if you are eligible to proceed to the next stage.
For more information, visit its website or call customer support in Auckland (T: 09 887 0291), Wellington (T: 04 887 0236) or Christchurch (T: 03 667 0235).