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Tax deductible charity donations

Donate at tax time to bring hope to over 900 critically ill children in need of your support. When you make a donation to a children's charity in Australia it may reduce your tax bill.

How to make a tax deductible donation

Here are a few things about making a tax-deductible donation and why they benefit you and critically ill kids waiting for their wishes.

1. Depending on your personal tax position, you may be able to claim a deduction for your donation to receive a tax benefit. To be eligible for a tax-deductible receipt, your donation just needs to be over $2.

2. To be eligible for a tax deduction in this financial year, ensure you don’t miss the deadline and donate before 30 June.

3. Donate online to receive your tax receipt faster to help with your tax claims. Not only does giving online allow you to get your receipt quickly, it also allows us to put your gift straight to work to help deliver wishes for critically ill kids.

4. Make sure you keep a copy of your charitable giving receipts from 1 July - 30 June. If you are a Make-A-Wish Regular Giver with an ongoing/ regular gift, we’ll make things easy and send you an annual receipt in early July.

You can find more information about the rules and guidelines for tax deductible donations by visiting the ATO website.

Make a donation to support the only Australian charity exclusively focused on granting bespoke, life-changing wishes

In Australia today, the latest studies suggest more than 14,000 children are living with a life-threatening illness. We exist to bring amazing people together to grant inspirational, life-changing wishes for children with a critical illness

Tax deductible donation FAQs

There are many ways you can support Make-A-Wish Australia. The most common are once-off donations, regular monthly giving and workplace giving.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible. You are only able to claim the amount you personally donate, and not the matched total amount.

All regular donors receive an annual tax statement, via either post or email. If you are a regular donor to Make-A-Wish, you'll receive your statement by 25 July.

Yes. Like individuals, a business can claim donations as a tax deduction when making gifts to a charity. You'll find lots of helpful info on the Australia Taxation Office website.

Give a tax deductible donation to help critically ill children fulfil their wishes today

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