New Zealand

What are the requirements for a donation to be tax deductible?

In New Zealand organisations entitled to receive tax deductible donations are called an approved donee. You can only claim a tax deduction for gifts or donations to organisations that are an approved donee.

The person that makes the gift (the donor) is the person that can claim a deduction.

How to donate to our top charities in New Zealand

Global health & development

For donors in New Zealand we recommend using Effective Altruism NZ Charitable Trust (EANZCT) to donate to charities working in the field of global health & development. Effective Altruism NZ Charitable Trust is an approved donee in New Zealand.

They offer tax-deductible donations for many of our recommended charities in Global Health & Development and work closely with our evaluation partner GiveWell to direct unallocated funding based on evidence and need.

Donate via EANZCT

We recommend Giving What We Can members who donate via Effective Altruism New Zealand Charitable Trust report their donations on their Pledge Dashboard so that they can track their pledge.

Climate Change

Carbon Critical's Net Zero fund is an approved donee in New Zealand and can regrant donations to some of our recommended climate change charities.

We recommend Giving What We Can members who donate via Carbon Critical's Net Zero Fund report their donations on their Pledge Dashboard so that they can track their pledge.

Other Causes

If you'd like to donate to other recommended cause areas we'd recommend using either a donation swap or donating via Giving What We Can and foregoing the tax-deduction.

Donate via Giving What We Can

Giving What We Can members can automatically track donations made via Giving What We Can to their pledge without needing to report them separately.