The Assistant Treasurer has announced that the New Zealand Government’s Christchurch Earthquake Appeal will be listed in the tax legislation as a Deductible Gift Recipient for Australian taxation purposes. Australians who donate $2 or more to the official appeal can claim a tax deduction for their donation. Previously, Australians could only claim a tax deduction if they donated to an Australian-based appeal.
Donations to the appeal are tax deductible for a period of two years from 22 March 2011 and taxpayers should ensure they receive a receipt for their donation.
Mar. 28, 2011
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