Tax Deductible Donations - Frequently Asked Questions

Tax Deductible Donations - Frequently Asked Questions

Charity Tax Deductible Donations

Every year, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) provides an incentive for people to donate to charities by making your contributions tax deductible. This means that gifts you make to registered charities like World Vision Australia that have Deductible Gift Recipient status can be claimed as a tax deduction when you submit your tax return at the end of the financial year. For example, the full amount of your donation of $2 or more is tax deductible. We will send you an Annual Tax Statement at the end of the financial year so that you have a record of the donation/s you have made when preparing your tax return. You can find more information about the rules and guidelines for tax deductible donations by visiting the ATO website.

Gifts of $2 or more to a non-profit organisation like World Vision Australia that has Deductible Gift Recipient status with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) are tax deductible, depending on your own personal tax position. For rules and guidelines about tax deductible donations, visit the ATO website.

World Vision Australia is a tax deductible charity for gifts you make over $2. The types of donations that are tax exempt include monetary donations of $2 or more, financial assets such as shares, and in kind donations of property. To find out more about the types of donations that are tax deductible, visit the ATO website.

You can make a tax deductible donation to World Vision Australia on our website, by completing and returning a donation coupon you receive from us, by calling our friendly team on 13 32 40 or by visiting a World Vision stand in your local shopping centre. We will send you an end of year tax statement that you can use to claim a deduction when completing your tax return.

The tax deduction you receive will depend on your personal circumstances. You can use our Tax Donation Calculator to estimate the potential tax benefit based on your donation amount and income bracket.

Like individuals, Australian businesses can claim charity donations as a tax deduction for charities like World Vision Australia that are registered with the Austalian Tax Office (ATO) as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Visit the ATO website for more information.

When you make a donation to World Vision, we will send you an Annual Tax Statement at the end of the financial year that will help you claim a tax deduction when it is time to prepare your tax return. As long as your donation is $2 or more, you can claim the full amount of money that you donated in the section on your tax return that deals with Gifts and Donations. Make sure to keep a copy of the Annual Tax Statement we send you as proof of your donation.

A tax deductible donation receipt, which is also sometimes referred to as a donor acknowledgement letter, is provided to you by a charity as proof of your donation for tax deductibility purposes. World Vision does not issue individual tax deductible donation receipts. Instead, we will send you an Annual Tax Statement in July that contains a summary of tax-deductible donations you made to us over the course of the previous financial year. This will help you claim a tax deduction when it is time to prepare your tax return.

We will send you an Annual Tax Statement in July that will include all the donations you have made to World Vision Australia over the previous financial year. If you need a copy for your tax statement before the end of the financial year, please call our friendly team on 13 32 40 and they will be happy to help.


Big Impact Appeal

The Big Impact Appeal and the Multiplying Gift Appeal are the same thing. In 2018, we decided to change the name of this annual appeal to the Big Impact Appeal so that it communicates to supporters what their donation can help to achieve in a stronger, simpler way.
During World Vision's 2018 financial year, we partnered with the UN World Food Programme to provide life-saving food to more than four million people around the world. Entire communities also benefited from projects taking place alongside our food distribution programs that focus on fighting hunger in the long term.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. For over two decades, World Vision has been partnering with the WFP to deliver food assistance.

The WFP provides food and supplies, while we ensure these reach those most in need. We also use our expertise in long-term development to deliver food as part of comprehensive food assistance programming -- including livelihoods training, school feeding programs and food for assets initiatives.

World Vision partners with the UN World Food Programme to distribute food as this partnership enables World Vision to utilise the significant supply and resource networks of the WFP. We come together in a commitment because just delivering food alone is not a sustainable solution to hunger in the countries we operate in. This partnership allows World Vision to have better oversight in areas where we have people on the ground who can ensure the distribution of food security measures is done in accordance with the law and policies governing our joint partnership.

Your donation is multiplied in value 18 times through our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme. They provide emergency food and we deliver it to people in urgent need along with long-term food assistance programming including livelihood training and school meal programs to break the cycle of hunger.

In effect it does, however it is translated as value in "food assistance".

Food for work, food for training and school meals initiatives are all part of our food assistance programming. Food for work involves providing families with short-term rations in exchange for work on the building or rehabilitation of community infrastructure such as dams and roads. This helps to improve long-term food security and community resilience. Through food for training, community members learn new farming skills and other ways to sustainably increase their incomes. School meals provide children with nutritious food and encourage their attendance - maximising their chance to overcome poverty in the long term.

To ensure that each designated country receives the level of food assistance support it needs, funds donated to the Big Impact Appeal are firstly combined and then distributed in line with the assessments that World Vision and the UN World Food Programme have undertaken in order to determine those who need food most in the region. In 2019, your donation will help fund food assistance programming in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, DR Congo, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan, South Syria, Sudan and Uganda. It would not be practical to allow every supporter to elect which of these countries they would like their contribution directed to and would likely lead to surplus funds in some areas and shortfalls in others.

Your donation this year:
$100 provides $1,800 worth of food assistance for up to 232 people for one month
$200 provides $3,600 worth of food assistance for up to 464 people for one month
$500 provides $9,000 worth of food assistance for up to 1,162 people for one month
$1,000 provides $18,000 worth of food assistance for up to 2,324 people for one month
$2,500 provides $45,000 worth of food assistance for up to 5,810 people for one month
$5,000 provides $90,000 worth of food assistance for up to 11,621 people for one month