Tax Deductible Donations
By donating to IWDA by 30 June 2020, not only will you be supporting women’s rights; you’ll also be saving money on your tax.
Donations of more than $2.00 are tax deductible within Australia. This means that by donating you can reduce your taxable income while helping women most at risk during COVID-19.
Want to know how much you could save on your tax bill? Use our Tax Calculator.
Simply enter the amount you are donating along with your income bracket to work out your potential tax benefit. Of course, your donation won’t only reduce your tax bill – it will help create a safer and more equal future.
What are tax deductions?
Tax deductions are a way to reduce your assessable income and the amount of tax that you pay. Donations of $2.00 or more, made to an organisation registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), are tax deductible. IWDA is endorsed as a DGR by the Australian Tax Office (ATO).
How do I claim a deduction for a gift or donation?
- Make a donation to IWDA and keep your tax receipt in a safe place.
- Collect your tax documentation, including your tax file number, receipts and PAYG payment summary from your employer.
- Add up the amounts of all gifts and donations you are entitled to claim.
- Write this total at item J, section D9 Gifts or Donations, when you lodge your tax return online, by completing a paper tax return form or through a registered tax agent
How and when can I claim?
All donations of $2.00 or more made by 30 June 2020 can be claimed in your tax return for FY 2019-20. You can make this claim by completing your tax return directly through the ATO or through a registered tax agent.
Does claiming a tax deduction on a donation affect the amount of money IWDA receives?
No. Your full donation will go towards supporting the work of IWDA.
Why should I make a tax deductible donation to IWDA?
IWDA is the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region. COVID-19 is not only a health and economic emergency, it’s a domestic violence emergency too. This pandemic has increased the risk for women living in violent homes. Your donation can:
- Help provide food and supplies for safe houses to support women and children at a high risk of violence
- help pay for phone credit so women who are experiencing violence can access phone counselling if they are unable to travel to a safe house
- help support women who choose to relocate out of a safe house to live with their friends or extended family
- help fund the cost of public transport or fuel, which has doubled in some countries.