Individuals can make a claim for rebates on an IR 526 form for:
- donations of $5 or more to an approved charity and organisations
The maximum amount you can claim is:
- the lesser of 33.33% of the total donation you have made or 33.33% of your taxable income.
Rebates can be claimed by individuals who:
- earned taxable income during the period being claimed for, and
- were in New Zealand at any time during the tax year (including non-residents).
How to claim:
Fill out an IR526 form available on the IRD website, print and sign it, attach your receipts and post it to the IRD. Or complete via your myIR login.
**Note- you can claim the donation receipts at anytime within 4 years.