Annual Tax Receipts

As a financial supporter of World Vision Australia, you will receive an Annual Tax Receipt by the end of July each year showing a summary of tax-deductible donations you have made to us in the previous financial year.

Depending on your own tax position, the Annual Tax Receipt will help you claim a tax deduction when it is time to prepare your tax return.

World Vision is paperless!

Did you know you can now create an account in My World Vision and choose to access your tax receipt online? By choosing to go paperless, you’ll be helping us to save money on printing and postage of your tax statement.

To choose to go paperless visit My World Vision and create an account (you’ll need your supporter number handy). Click on “access your tax info” and choose “switch to e-tax receipts” – simple! You’ll no longer receive your tax receipt by post and will be able to access it any time through your account.

If you don’t make this switch, you will still receive your Annual Tax Receipt in the mail.

Even if you wish to continue receiving your receipts by mail, we would appreciate if you could provide us with your current email address to help keep our records up to date. To provide your current email address, please fill out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It’s the end of the financial year and I haven’t received my Annual Tax Receipt. Why not?

    In 2015, the Annual Tax Receipt will be sent to supporters in the week beginning 20th July. If you have still not received your Annual Tax Receipt by the end of this week, please call us on 13 32 40.

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  • I need to do my tax early – can I get my Annual Tax Receipt early?

    Yes, you can ask for an up-to-date summary of your tax-deductible contributions. Call us on 13 32 40. However, please note that as it will be issued prior to the end of the financial year, it may be incomplete. We recommend you rely on the Annual Tax Receipt we will still send you in July.

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  • Why haven’t you sent me receipts during the year?

    Since 1 July 2008, as a general rule, we have not issued receipts for individual gifts to save money and simplify processes. Instead, you will receive an Annual Tax Receipt that contains a summary of tax-deductible donations you made to us during the financial year.

    If you live in New South Wales, you will continue to receive receipts for certain types of individual gifts in compliance with NSW fundraising laws.

    Group donations

    Many of our generous supporters give as a group with friends, family or work colleagues. This is done by pooling donations and having one person from the group send us the pooled amount. Each year, we spend considerable resources (in staff time and postage) responding to requests for Annual Tax Receipts to be issued to individual members of such groups.

    If you donate in this way, you can help us save on administration costs (thus ensuring more of your donations are applied directly to our project work) by contacting us at the start of the financial year to make arrangements for issuing Annual Tax Receipts to each member.

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  • I made a donation to you this year, but it’s not on the Annual Tax Receipt you sent me. Why not?


    Donations made through a bank


    If you donated to any World Vision appeal at a bank branch, your donation will not be included in your Annual Tax Receipt. You should use the deposit slip issued to you by the bank at that time for taxation purposes.

    40 Hour Famine

    If you sponsored a 40 Hour Famine participant and this was your sole donation to World Vision in FY15, it will not be included in your Annual Tax Receipt. 

    Some donations are not tax deductible

    Donations must be $2 and over and have been donated to a tax-deductible appeal to qualify. For example, funds you have given to us as part of a competition or promotion or where you have otherwise received a benefit (such as purchasing a t-shirt) are not tax-deductible.

    Workplace Giving

    If you supported us through a Workplace Giving program, these donations will not be included in your Annual Tax Receipt.  Your employer is required to provide confirmation of your contributions for the relevant tax year and you should use that confirmation when completing your tax return.

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  • What is a Public Benevolent Institution, and the Overseas Aid Fund?

    To enable you to claim a tax deduction for your generous donations, World Vision must maintain special endorsements from the Australian Taxation Office to qualify for “Deductible Gift Recipient” (DGR) status. World Vision Australia has DGR endorsement as a Public Benevolent Institution and to operate the Overseas Aid Fund.

    If you supported our tax-deductible programs in Australia (including, for example, through Linking Hands or the purchase of relevant World Vision gift catalogue items such as early learning for Indigenous children), your money is used by us in our work as a Public Benevolent Institution.

    If you supported our tax-deductible programs overseas (including though the purchase of relevant World Vision gift catalogue items) your money was paid into the Overseas Aid Fund.

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  • I gave through a Workplace Giving program and I have not received an Annual Tax Receipt. Why not?

    If you supported us through a Workplace Giving program, your employer is required to provide confirmation of your contributions for the relevant tax year. You should use that confirmation when completing your tax return.

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  • Where can I get World Vision Australia financial information?

    For any financial information regarding World Vision Australia, please refer to our Annual Reports.

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  • Can I get my Annual Tax Receipt emailed to me?

    By registering at My World Vision, you can nominate to access your tax receipt online. You will receive email notification when your Annual Tax Receipt is ready for download.

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  • When will my Annual Tax Receipt be available online?

    Your Annual Tax Receipt will be available online by the end of July.

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  • When can I sign up for my FY15 e-tax receipt?

    You can sign up for e-tax receipts now. To register visit My World Vision and follow the prompts.

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