- A gift or donation of a value of $2 or more is generally an allowable tax deduction as long as it is made to an organisation that is a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). A DGR is an entity or fund that can receive tax deductible gifts or donations.
- The Assistant Treasurer has recently declared a number of overseas funds to be developing relief funds under the tax law. Some of the funds declared include:
· African Aids Foundation Overseas Aid Fund;· Friends of New Hope India Relief Fund Gift Account;· Wellwishers Ethiopia Gift Fund· Indochina Starfish Foundation Gift Fund; and· Healthserve Australia Overseas Aid Fund
From November 9, 2011 donations to these funds are tax deductible.
- To be deductible, a gift or donation must also meet several other conditions. Click here for more information.