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International Charities and New Zealand Tax Law


Are you an international charity that has recently applied for listing on Schedule 32 of the Income Tax Act 2007?  Or do you have a client in this position?  If so, we would like to hear from you.

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EUREKA! Gift Duty Applies to Donations!


Unlike the naked Archimedes’s joyful exclamation, the recent expose of the Eureka Trust comes as a more serious warning for those working in the charitable sector. Charities never need to bother with tax issues do they? Actually, yes …

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Claiming Tax Credits on Donations to Charities supporting Overseas Causes


Many New Zealand based charities also support overseas causes – this is often a result of donations being “ear-marked” by donors as being for support of a particular overseas-based person or purpose.  Although these amounts usually make up a small percentage of the charity’s total spending, there appears to be some confusion as to the status of these donations.  Shedding light on this issue may help charities to increase the support base for persons they wish to support overseas.

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