Before you Donate
You need to read this first...
WHO CAN MAKE A DONATION?
Individuals who are on an Australian electoral roll
Companies that have an ABN
The following rules and regulations apply to all donations, whether they are made by individuals or companies.
WHO CAN'T MAKE A DONATION?
We cannot accept donations from the following people:
a property developer;
a tobacco industry business entity;
a liquor industry business entity;
a gambling industry business entity;
any industry representative organisation if the majority of its members are such prohibited donors; and
a close associate of a prohibited donor.
it is also unlawful for someone to donate on behalf of a prohibited donor or for us to accept a donation we suspect is being made on behalf of a prohibited donor
Any donation over $999 is a "reportable donation" - which means the electoral commission and any member of the public will know the name of the donor and the fact that they donated to us. There will be a form you will need to complete down the track but we will provide assistance with this. Please note this reportable donation total is accumulative. If someone buys a ticket to an event for $100, then an auction item for $850 then raffle tickets for $60, then this accumulated amount of $1010 is considered a reportable donation
CAPS ON DONATIONS:
The cap for both individuals and companies for the 2021-2022 Financial year is $6700. Please note again that this cap is accumulative and doesn't have to be a one off donation. https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/Funding-and-disclosure/Political-donations/Caps-on-political-donations
Any donation from an individual over $2 can be claimed as an income tax deduction, but only to an amount of $1500. e.g If someone donated the maximum amount of $6700, they can only claim $1500 as a tax deduction. https://www.ato.gov.au/non-profit/gifts-and-fundraising/in-detail/fundraising/claiming-political-contributions-and-gifts/.
Please note that this only applies to pure donations. If you are receiving something in return such as a raffle ticket or an auction item, then you can not claim tax deductability on that component. We encourage any donor to obtain their own individual tax advice.
6. ANONYMOUS DONATIONS:
Definitely no anonymous donations allowed - if a donor's identity cannot be confirmed within three days of receipt, all funds will be returned to their account.
Cheques can be made out to "Your Northern Beaches" and then posted to us at:
PO Box 743
Freshwater NSW 2096
a tax invoice will be forwarded to you.
With online deposits, please include your surname and then email
YourNorthernBeaches@gmail.com detailing your name and the amount of your deposit. This will ensure we can send you a receipt for your records.
Northern Beaches Credit Union (CFC-Community First Credit Union)
This bracketed part is what will appear on entries
Account Name: Your Northern Beaches
Account Number: 100333290
Contact our Treasurer on 0405 784 895 to organise a payment in person. You will be provided with an official receipt.
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