Tax – Tax Credits (Previously Rebates)

Individuals may claim tax credits who:

(not companies, trusts or partnerships)

  • Earned taxable income for the period being claimed.
  • $5 or more donations made to an approved charity.
  • Were in New Zealand (including non-residents) at anytime during the tax year.
  • $5 or more donations made to state and state integrated schools (does not include tuition fees, payment for voluntary school activities, payments for classes where there is a take-home component, or payments for transport to and from school activities.

What tax credit can you claim?

  • Up to the lesser of 33.33% of the total donation or 33.33% of your taxable income.
  • Valid receipts required.
  • (Can no longer claim for childcare or housekeeper as of 1 April 2012).
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