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Charities are a common sort of not-for-profit that exists to help people or benefit the public.

To get full tax benefits, charities need to be registered with Charities Services at the Department of Internal Affairs.

Charitable trusts

Charitable trusts cannot claim tax benefits as a charity unless they are registered with Charities Services. This is different from being registered as a charitable trust with the Companies Office.

If they are only registered with the Companies Office, they can claim the $1,000 income deduction if their trust rules meet our requirements.

Use the right wording in your not-for-profit rules or constitution

Pay less tax with a not-for-profit income deduction


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Last updated: 15 Nov 2022
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