When a person makes a donation to an organisation listed here, generally they can claim a tax credit (formerly rebate) for that donation. Companies (including certain societies) and Maori authorities can claim a deduction for donations they make to these organisations.
State and state integrated schools or their boards of trustees, do not have to be approved to have donee organisation status. However only certain payments qualify as a tax credit/deduction. Please see Donations, childcare and housekeeper tax credits (formerly rebates) for more information.
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Note: Names starting with "Estate of" or "Trustees in the estate of" are listed under the person's nameThe lists were last updated 16 Dec 2014.
0800 HUNGRY MINISTRIES TRUST
1 RNZIR UPF LINTON CAMP
1000 DAYS TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
100PERCENT CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 14/02/2014)
14TH CH CH BOYS BRIGADE COY
167 HERITAGE SOCIETY INCORPORATED
180 DEGREES TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
1862 PENDLE HILL TRUST
1914 MEDIA TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 30/05/2014)
1999 APPRENTICE TRAINING NEW ZEALAND CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 30/11/2010)
1ST ROYAL NEW ZEALAND REGIMENT - SOCIAL CLUB
1ST SEEK GOD CHARITABLE TRUST
1XS COMMUNITY MEDIA (Ceased as donee on 05/11/2013)
2 B 4 U TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
2 CANT NMWC UPF
2 FD HOSP UPF (Ceased as donee on 30/06/2008)
2 LAND FORCE GROUP - UPF
2 SIGNAL SQUADRON
2/1 RNZIR UPF
2020 COMMUNICATIONS TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
2020 FAR NORTH ICT TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
212 CHARITABLE TRUST
21ST CENTURY RENAISSANCE DEGREE PROGRAMME COMMUNITY TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
24-7 YOUTHWORK TRUST
24FUEL LIMITED (Ceased as donee on 14/12/2012)
24TH NEW ZEALAND INFANTRY BATTALION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 30/06/2008)
25 CONST SQN UPF LINTON CAMP
2520 INVESTMENTS LIMITED
26 SQUADRON ATC COMMITTEE
29TH WELLINGTON BOYS' BRIGADE COMPANY CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
2E MEDIA TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
2ND CHANCE MINISTRIES, TRUSTEES IN THE
2ND WELLINGTON ANCHOR BOYS
3 ANGELS MEDIA LIMITED
360 COMMUNITY TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
3P INDUSTRIES LIMITED (Ceased as donee on 31/05/2010)
3RD COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT BATTALION
3RD INVERCARGILL GIRLS' BRIGADE COMPANY
4 OUR KIDS TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
4 PAWS NZ INCORPORATED (Ceased as donee on 15/03/2014)
40+ EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
408 COMMUNITY TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 02/12/2013)
42ND OTAGO GIRL GUIDE COMPANY (RANFURLY) (Ceased as donee on 10/05/2008)
45 SOUTH TELEVISION INCORPORATED
49TH MANGATARAIRE ROOPU
5 + A DAY CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
50'S UP BRASS BAND INCORPORATED
500 FRIENDS TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
60'S UP MOVEMENT OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED
60TH DHAMMACHAI EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF NEW ZEALAND, TRUSTEES IN THE
710 CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 05/11/2013)
9 MONTHS PLUS CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
90TH JUBILEE SCHOLARSHIP TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
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Ceased donee organisations
Where the name of an organisation is followed by the words “(ceased as donee on DD/MM/YYYY)”, this means that the organisation had approval only up until the date shown and is no longer a donee organisation.
We are unable to release other information about these organisations (such as their contact details) as this would breach their privacy rights.
To become a donee organisation
An organisation must meet certain conditions before we can approve it as a donee organisation. You will find the qualifying criteria in our booklet Charitable organisations (IR255).
If your organisation is registering as a charity with the Charities Services, and indicates that donations are a source of income on the application form, this information will be passed on to us and we will automatically consider donee organisation status. If your organisation is not registered as a charity with the Charities Services you must apply in writing directly to us to be considered for benevolent, philanthropic or cultural donee status.
Note: Donations to organisations that apply most of their funds overseas will not qualify for donee organisation status, unless the organisation:
- has been approved as a donee organisation by the New Zealand Parliament, or
- sets up a separate fund maintained exclusively for providing money for charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, or cultural purposes within New Zealand.
The donation receipt needs to show:
- the name of the donor(s)
- the amount and date of the donation
- a clear statement that it is a donation
- clearly at the top if the donation is a payroll giving donation
- the signature of an authorised person, and
- an official stamp with the name of the approved donee organisation.
Getting a replacement receipt
If a donor needs a replacement receipt, the same information needs to be on it as on the original receipt. The word "Copy" or "Replacement" should be clearly visible on the receipt.
If a donee organisation issues a receipt for funds that later were refunded, they must advise the donor to destroy the receipt. If the donor has already made the claim for the donation, the donor must advise us as their tax credit (formerly rebate) will need to be adjusted.