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.