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 donations 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. 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 Australian 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's 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's 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.


End child hunger appeal

During World Vision's 2020 financial year, we partnered with the UN World Food Programme to provide life-saving food to more than 6 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 (UN WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. For over 30 years, World Vision has partnered with the UN WFP in a shared commitment to fight global hunger.

This partnership enables World Vision to utilise the significant supply and resource networks of the UN WFP. We contribute our expertise in long-term development to deliver food and emergency supplies as part of comprehensive food assistance programming - including livelihoods training, school nutrition programs and food for assets initiatives.

Your donation dollars multiply in value when combined with contributions from the UN World Food Programme including food, training and infrastructure.

Our focus is on increasing our programming in areas where we already work and our costs per person have reduced, meaning we can provide 18 times more value with your donation.

No. Your donation dollars multiply in value when combined with contributions from the UN World Food Programme including food, training and infrastructure.

To ensure that each designated country receives the level of assistance it needs, funds donated to the End Child Hunger Appeal are combined and distributed in line with assessments undertaken by World Vision and the UN World Food Programme to determine those most in need of food. In 2021, your donation will help fight hunger in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mozambique, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Uganda and Zimbabwe. 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:
$750 provides $13,500 worth of value to help feed up to 1,743 people for one month.
$1,500 provides $27,000 worth of value to help feed up to 3,486 people for one month.
$3,000 provides $54,000 worth of value to help feed up to 6,973 people for one month.
$5,500 provides $99,000 worth of value to help feed up to 12,784 people for one month.
$8,000 provides $144,000 worth of value to help feed up to 18,595 people for one month.
$12,000 provides $216,000 worth of value to help feed up to 27,892 people for one month

Should funds raised for this appeal exceed the amount required to fund World Vision's work in delivering food assistance and other essential supplies provided by the World Food Programme and other United Nations agencies, World Vision will use the excess funds in other work to help communities respond to the long-term effects of food insecurity.