Giving while you’re living is 33% better

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Maximise Your Impact with a 33.3% Tax Credit

As we approach the end of the fiscal year, now is the perfect time to align your giving goals with a substantial reward. By contributing to your local community foundation before March 31st, you can unlock a 33.3% tax credit, allowing you to make a difference in your community while receiving significant savings on your taxes.

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How does it work?

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) offers two convenient ways to claim your tax credit – either by submitting copies of your donation receipts electronically throughout the year via your myIR account or by filing the tax credit claim form (IR526) from April of the following year. And here's a bonus tip: If you've missed claiming tax credits for donations in the past, the IRD allows you to go back up to four years, covering tax years 2020 through 2023.

For those seeking an even smoother process, consider signing up with Supergenerous. They take the hassle out of saving and lodging receipts, making it easy for you to retrieve your donation receipts from charitable organisations. Plus, you can choose to regift your tax credit, amplifying the impact of your giving.

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What is a community foundation?

Community foundations are local, independent and not-for-profit. They run a well proven model of place-based philanthropy which has been growing across the world for over 100 years, and they are now established in most regions of New Zealand. Community foundations focus on a place and its people, strengthening communities from within and enabling local's aspirations for their community to take shape. They are governed by super passionate and skilled local volunteer Boards. Community foundations are connectors between local philanthropy and community needs and opportunities. Many convene impactful projects and all are building long-term, reliable funding streams for their local communities by investing and growing the gifts they receive. So, you’re not really giving to a community foundation, but through it. And the invested model means your generosity will have benefits, forever.

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