RSM Hayes Audit have just published a useful article on ‘Donee Status’:

Demystifying Donee Status:

Donee status.  Most people will have heard of this concept in relation to charities.  But scratch the surface a bit deeper and one commonly finds a lack of any further knowledge, and some common misunderstandings.  Hence we thought it would be helpful to provide a summary of some key features of donee status.

What is it?

Essentially donee status is the ability to enable donors to claim a rebate on their donations. 

Such a status can be very valuable as a means to attract financial support to charities and not-for-profit organisations as the donor of a cash donation of $5 or more receives a tax credit of a third of their donation.  The donor can receive this tax credit up to the amount of their taxable income.

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