Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Donating to charity can be tax deductible donations. This means eligible donations you have made or are considering making, to any approved organization, can reduce the amount of tax you owe to the government.
Organisations that are entitled to receive tax deductible gifts are called 'deductible gift recipients' (DGRs). You can only claim a tax deduction for gifts or donations to organisations that have a DGR.
The gift must be made to a DGR. Check whether your donation was made to an endorsed DGR at - http://www.abn.business.gov.au/DgrListing.aspx.
The gift must be a voluntary transfer of money or property where you receive no material benefit or advantage. You must also keep proof (in the form of a receipt or bank statement) of any donation you make as well as the total dollar amount of all donations you make in a tax year.
If you receive something for your donation (e.g. raffle ticket, pen etc.), you cannot claim that donation on your tax return. This is because the ATO sees this as a transaction where you receive a good/service in return for the money you donate.
As long as your donation is $2 or more, and you make it to a deductible gift recipient charity, you can claim the full amount of money that you donated on your tax return.
Don’t forget! Like any other tax deduction, you must have a receipt. If you used internet or phone call to make the donation over $2, then a web receipt or credit card statement can be used to substantiate your donation claim. If you donated through third parties such as Bank or retail outlet, its receipt is sufficient.
There are also plenty of charity raising events such as balls, dinners and galas around this time of the year. If you buy a ticket to attend these, it can be considered as a tax deductible donation. However, such events must be organised by DGRs.
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