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Tax Credit for Donations

22 Jan, 2018

Tax Credit for Donations

CanTeen receives no government funding.  It is the generosity of individuals and organisations who donate that enables CanTeen to provide a wide range of services free of charge for young people aged 13 to 24 living with cancer.

If you’ve made financial donations to CanTeen in the last financial year you may be able to claim a tax credit.  To really maximise your donations, you can even donate your rebate to us.  You can claim your tax credit from 1st April 2018.

You can claim 33.3% of the total donations you’ve made.  Or, if your total donations exceed your taxable income for the year you can claim up to 33.3% of your taxable income.  Companies and Maori authorities can claim deductions for donations up to the level of their annual net income.

That means if you’ve donated $100.00 to CanTeen, you can claim back $33.30.  If you donate your rebate to CanTeen, you’ve given $133.30 to CanTeen!

To claim a tax credit you need to file a Tax credit claim form (IR526) for the relevant tax year.  For more information on how to make a claim, please click here.  Have your IRD number, your bank account number and your receipts for donations handy.

After you’ve completed the form and attached your receipts return your tax credit claim form to:

Inland Revenue
PO Box 39090
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

If you would like to donate your tax rebate to CanTeen, please telephone us on 0800 226 8336 when your tax credit arrives in your bank account.

Alternatively, you can make your donation using our bank account details below:

  • Account Name: CanTeen Incorporated
  • Account Number: 12-3237-0014391-00
  • Particulars: Please enter your surname in this field
  • Code: Please enter your donor ID number in this field
  • Reference: Tax Credit


You can find your donor ID number on our latest appeal letter above your name and address.  If you don’t know your donor ID number please telephone us on 0800 226 8336 as this reference is vital to identifying your donation in our bank account.

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Thank you so much for considering this wonderful extra gift.  Your extra support will be put to good use helping even more young people living with cancer.  Thank you!


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