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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. Go to Tax credits for donations 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 11 Apr 2017.
Z FOUNDATION, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZABU AYE KYAUNG BUDDHIST TRUST (Ceased as donee on 11/02/2014)
ZAK UREN COMMUNITY TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZAMBARTA ARTS TRUST (Ceased as donee on 26/11/2013)
ZARATHUSHTRIAN ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED
ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL-NAHAYAN CHARITABLE AND HUMANITARIAN, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZEAL EDUCATION TRUST
ZEAL LIFE MINISTRIES, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZEALA IVERACH MEMORIAL TRUST FUND (Ceased as donee on 12/02/2013)
ZEBEDEES CHARITABLE TRUST (Ceased as donee on 19/01/2016)
ZELDA ROBERTS CHARITABLE TRUAT, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZEN INSTITUTE OF NEW ZEALAND SMR INCORPORATED
ZENERGY EDUCATION TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZEPHYR OWNERS ASSOCIATION (INCORPORATED)
ZERO INVASIVE PREDATORS LIMITED
ZERO TO FIVE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 11/02/2014)
ZERO TOLERANCE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 22/09/2015)
ZERO WASTE NEW ZEALAND TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 24/03/2010)
ZHONG HUA SHENG DAO YUAN CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZHOU'S INVESTMENT TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 10/08/2011)
ZHUOMING KUANG AND MIAO FANG ZHU (Ceased as donee on 11/04/2013)
ZHYISIL CHOKYI GHATSAL TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZIMBABWE COMMUNITY IN WAIKATO
ZION CHINESE BAPTIST CHURCH
ZION CITY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES TRUST BOARD
ZION FAMILY CENTRE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZION HOSANNA WORLD OUTREACH CENTRE (Ceased as donee on 30/11/2011)
ZION MINISTRIES TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZION NEW ZEALANAD CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 12/03/2010)
ZION TRAIN AOTEAROA ENTERTAINMENT TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZLAND TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 24/02/2016)
ZNANIE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE GROUP CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZOE EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES CHARITABLE TRUST
ZOE LIFE MINISTRIES TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZONE CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE (Ceased as donee on 31/07/2009)
ZONTA CLUB OF EAST AUCKLAND AREA INCORPORATED
ZONTA CLUB OF METROPOLITAN DUNEDIN
ZONTA CLUB OF TIMARU AREA
ZONTA INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 16 (NZ) CHARITABLE TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZOO BOOGIE CHILDREN'S TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AUCKLAND INCORPORATED
ZOROASTRIAN COMMUNITY TRUST OF NEW ZEALAND, TRUSTEES IN THE
ZUVUYALAND TRUST, TRUSTEES IN THE
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The lists were last updated 11 Apr 2017.
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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.