Thank you for your interest in becoming a donor - There are a number of ways that you can donate via a gift in your will (bequest), cheque, credit card, or internet banking.
For advice and assistance on how we can structure your donation or bequest please contact us to discuss your options. It is important to us that we tailor this to work for you.
The Future of Cheques
As you may be aware, banks across Aotearoa will stop accepting cheques from mid-2021. Northland Community Foundation will no longer be able to accept cheques for donations from June 2021.
We understand this change may be difficult for you and we’re here to help. We encourage you to speak to your bank about what alternative options will work best for you and we can help you through the process if you choose to donate by credit card or internet banking instead.
Under current taxation legislation, donations during your lifetime qualify for a 33.3% tax rebate up to the limit of your taxable income. If you make a donation of $5 or more to the Northland Community Foundation, you may be able to claim a tax credit of 33.3%. Find out more about tax credits for donations here.
The easiest way to claim your donation tax credit is online in myIR – and you’ll receive your refund sooner. Using myIR means the IRD can work out your tax credit without you having to file a claim when the tax year ends on 31 March. You can submit your receipts any time throughout the tax year or submit them all together at the end of the tax year. You need to wait till after end of the tax year to receive your tax credit. To submit your receipts online click here.