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C C FLEX BLE LEARN NG HOURS CERT F CATE N MĀOR PERFORM NG ARTS Collector calls By JIM CHIPP Are charitable donations paid through face-to-face fundraisers on the street legitimately tax deductible? Most of the first year of automatic payments are in fact paid directly to the private company that employs the fundraisers. In spite of that, the donations are still tax deductible, according to the Inland Revenue Department. A department spokesperson said whether or not a donor can claim a tax rebate depends on the receipt provided to them. ''If a fundraising company, acting as a fundraising agent for a charity, issues a receipt in the name of that charity, then the donor would be entitled to the tax rebate.''' The donor would be able to claim a rebate in respect of the whole of their payment based on the receipt received, notwithstanding that a portion of the payment may be retained as a fee. For more information visit the Inland Revenue website at ird.govt.nz/income-tax-individual/tax- credits/dch-taxcredits/iit-dch- taxcredits Tax issue Our story last week revealing the level of commissions paid to charity fundraising companies attracted a number of comments on our online editions. Brisbane-based fundraising com- pany Cornucopia, which employs people to solicit donation pledges on the street, charges local charities 80 to 90 per cent of the first year's monthly contributions. A few commentators defended the practice. Jack'' of Brisbane, where Cornu- copia is based, said shame on the newspaper and called the story crap journalism''. Amanda Broughton'' said face-to- face fundraising was the most cost- effective method and Dana'' said the sales business was hard and the commissions were in line with the work. Mark'' said it was just aggressive customer acquisition and how else was the average Joe Soap'' to be persuaded to give away his money? However, more than 40 others were aggrieved by the street fundra- isers and their commissions. Josh'' said he had been angered to find out a Red Cross fundraiser had lied to him when she told him he could not make his own donation arrangements through his credit card. When he found that he could, he had cancelled his automatic payment and complained to Red Cross. Good Grief'' was disappointed that New Zealand charities needed to resort to these companies and Jim'' said professional fundraisers were harming the brands of the charities and their future fundraising abilities. Sister'' said her brother had worked as a Red Cross fundraiser, but lost the job because when he didn't sign up enough donors, and he was only paid 25 per cent of the com- mission that he had earned. Freddie'' didn't realise Oxfam was using these vultures'' and said he would stop his donations immedi- ately. Andy'' said he would not donate to standing-order rip-off merchants''. The assumption that all charitable donations went to good causes was sadly not the case''. If people were convinced to donate to the Red Cross they would be bet- ter off setting up a standing payment directly into the Red Cross account, he said. Bella'' found the fundraisers' practise of expressing donation amounts in cents-per-day morally suspect'' because, in the pressured context of the street, it was difficult to convert to a monthly or fortnightly total.
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