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Rebate Claim Process For Tsunami Donations

MEDIA RELEASE
14 January 2005

INLAND REVENUE OUTLINES REBATE CLAIM PROCESS FOR TSUNAMI DONATIONS

Inland Revenue today outlined the process around claiming a rebate for donations made to tsunami relief funds.

"Given the enormity of this tragedy and the number of New Zealanders making donations to tsunami relief funds, we want to make it as straightforward as possible for people to claim a rebate," says Acting Service Delivery Deputy Commissioner, Jim Scully.

Tsunami donations of $5 or more made to approved charities through third parties - such as banks, churches, supermarkets and other retail outlets will be eligible for a rebate, provided a receipt or proof of payment showing the donation is obtained, says Mr Scully.

Mr Scully added that contrary to some recent queries, no GST was deducted from any donation made to a charitable organisation.

Rebate claim forms for donations are completed annually each April. Detailed information on claiming a rebate for tsunami donations and a list of approved charities is provided on our website at, www.ird.govt.nz/promotion/tsunami.html .

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ORGANISATIONS

The following are approved organisations, many of whom are collecting donations for tsunami aid. When a person makes a donation to an organisation listed here, generally they can claim a rebate for that donation.


Adventist Development and Relief Agency
African Enterprise (New Zealand) Aid and Development Fund
Akha Rescue Ministry Charitable Trust.
Alhay Buhay Foundation Trust
Amnesty International
Bangladesh Flood Appeal Trust
Books for Africa
Bright Hope International Trust
Caritas Aotearoa - New Zealand
Channel 2 Cyclone Aid for Samoa
Cheboche Area Trust Inc
Christian Blind Mission International (New Zealand)
Christian Children's Fund of New Zealand Limited (CCFNZ)
Christian World Service
Community Action Overseas (Oxfam NZ)
CORSO (Incorporated)
Cry for the World Foundation New Zealand Humanitarian Aid Fund
Cyclone Ofa Relief Fund
Cyclone Val Relief Fund
Four Sherpa Trust
Greater Mekong Subregion Tertiary Education Consortium Trust
Help a Child Foundation New Zealand
International Christian Aid (ICA)
Karunai Illam Trust
Mission Without Borders (NZ), Humanitarian Aid Account
Mobility Equipment for the Needs of Disabled Trust
Nelson Mandela Trust (New Zealand)
New Zealand Sports Foundation (Incorporated)
New Zealand Viet Nam Health Trust
Open Home Foundation International Trust
Operation Hope (Aid Ship to Africa)
Plan New Zealand
"Raphael" (The Ryder-Cheshire Foundations of New Zealand)
Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief New Zealand
Sampoerna Foundation Limited
Save the Children New Zealand (and its branches)
Sport and Recreation New Zealand
St Stanislas Charitable Trust of New Zealand.
Surf Aid International Incorporated
The Commonwealth Foundation
The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund (TEAR Fund)
The Food Bank of New Zealand
The Fred Hollows Foundation (NZ)
The Hillary Himalayan Foundation
The Leprosy Mission New Zealand Incorporated
The New Zealand Rotary Clubs Charitable Trust
The New Zealand Society for the Intellectually Handicapped
(Incorporated)
The Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Fund
The Pacific Leprosy Foundation
The Red Cross Society Incorporated
The Serious Road Trip Charitable Trust
The Sir Edmund Hillary Trust
The Sir Walter Nash Vietnam Appeal
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
(UNICEF)
The Volunteer Service Abroad (Incorporated)
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Together for Uganda
Water for Survival
World Vision of New Zealand (Incorporated)

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