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As of January 2016, donations to OM New Zealand are eligible for tax-deductible receipts.

Are my gifts to OM New Zealand eligible for a tax credit?

Yes, donations of $5 or more are eligible for a tax credit, provided they are allocated for use within New Zealand. This means that all donations designated for the following are eligible:

  1. Donations for the support of any of our workers in New Zealand
  2. General donations for the work of ”OM New Zealand” and intended to stay in New Zealand
  3. Donations towards the work of our Off the GRID programme.

We regret that donations made for the support of overseas workers or projects are not eligible for tax-deductible receipts.

Please contact us if you have any further questions about whether your donation is eligible for a tax credit.

Is OM a registered charity and have IRD “approved donee organisation” status?

Yes, Operation Mobilisation (CC22286) is a registered charitable trust in terms of the Charities Act 2005. We are on Inland Revenue Department’s list of approved donee organisations, therefore your donations are eligible (if they meet the conditions) for a tax credit of up to 33%, up to the level of your annual net income.

How do I make a donation eligible for tax credit and a tax receipt?

To assist us in processing tax-deductible gifts, please use the following bank account details specifically for NZ purposes:

Bank: ASB
Name: Operation Mobilisation
Account: 12-3031-0796041-02
Particulars: Your name
Code: The purpose/recipient
Reference: Your phone number

If you make a direct deposit/bank transfer, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or write to us with your contact details so that we can track the donation and provide you with a receipt.

Alternatively, you may post us a cheque made out to “Operation Mobilisation”. Don’t forget to include your name, address, and a note as to what the gift is for (confirming that it is for NZ purposes). 

How much tax credit can I claim from IRD?

Individuals are able to claim a credit up to the level of their annual net income. The credit is calculated as 33% of eligible donations.
Companies are able to claim a tax deduction for donations up to the level of their annual net income.
The company deduction also includes unlisted companies with five or fewer shareholders.
The gift can’t be made under the will of a deceased person (Document IR 255, August 2014, p28)

When will I receive my tax receipt?

You will receive your tax receipt for Year Ending 31 March, by 30 April of that same year.

How do I claim a tax credit?

If you didn’t claim for a credit last year, you will need to get the credit claim form (IR 526) from the IRD website, or by calling the INFOexpress on 0800 257 773.

What if I don’t receive a tax receipt or lose my original copy?

Contact OM New Zealand and we will be able to send you a copy. Be sure to tell us which period you are requesting a copy for.