Researching the law around charitable giving can help your donation go further. Often donations to charity are tax deductible. In some countries "gift aid" may result in the government giving extra money to the charity. But it is important to know the laws for the country involved. It can be confusing to make sure that charities get these benefits. These pages aim to help clarify what needs to be done.
One important thing to consider is whether the charity you wish to give to is registered as a charity in your country. Often these benefits do not apply to international donations. So it might be beneficial to give to a charity registered in your own country rather than abroad.
Below there is general information on the tax law in different countries. This is not intended as legal or tax advice; if you require more in depth information, you might need to ask an accountant. We hope it will be a useful first step in your own research.
- United Kingdom
- United States
- New Zealand
- Wider EU
Giving What We Can is a project of the Centre for Effective Altruism, a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity Number 1149828) and a registered 501(c)(3) Exempt Organization in the USA (EIN 47-1988398). The Centre for Effective Altruism UK is a registered tax-deductible entity in the Netherlands (ANBI 825776867).