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Are you a church or other charity?

People who donate at least $5 to your organisation can claim a donation tax credit (refund), if:

  • we've approved you as a donee organisation
  • you give them a receipt with all the right details on it. 

If you follow the guidelines on this page, people who donate to you will have the best chance of a hassle-free donation tax credit claim.

Check you're on our list

Check if your name appears on our list of approved donee organisations.

List of approved donee organisations

Not on the list? Find out if you can get approved as a donee organisation.

Getting approved so people who donate to you can claim money back 

Check your receipts have all the right details

You can help people who donate to you by giving them a receipt with all the details we need. If any details are missing, the person who donated may not be able to get money back for that donation.

The receipts you give out need to show:

  • the full name of the person who donated (or their partner's name)
  • the donation amount
  • the date of the donation or tax year the donation was made (for example, 31 March XXXX)
  • a clear statement that it was a donation (you can use the terms 'tithing' and 'offerings' when these refer to donations)
  • your organisation’s name
  • your organisation’s IRD number
  • your Charities Services registration number (if you have one)
  • your official letterhead or official stamp with the name of the donee organisation
  • the full name, designation, and signature of an authorised person from your organisation
  • a receipt number that's different for each receipt (if applicable).

Example of a valid receipt

Look at our Donation receipt template - IR1130 for an example of a receipt with all the right details.


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Last updated: 15 Nov 2022
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