Make it your business to help others
Workplace giving is a simple, effective way to make a life-changing impact in the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community. All you need to do is decide how much you’d like to donate and ask your employer to contribute this as a pre-tax donation to the Sisters of Charity Foundation each payday.
Benefits of workplace giving
You’ll not only be making a positive difference to people living in disadvantage and isolation, but your workplace giving donations are also fully tax-deductible. You won’t have to worry about hanging on to receipts for individual, ad-hoc donations; instead you can claim a tax deduction equal to the amount of donations in your payment summary.
Your workplace giving donations can start, increase or decrease, or stop at any time.
Talk to your employer about their preferred system for workplace giving arrangements, or visit the Good2Give website which is a dedicated platform helping employers and employees donate to charity via workplace giving.
How does workplace giving work?
Workplace giving is a simple way to regularly donate to charities that are entitled to receive tax-deductible donations.
Your employer must ensure the participating charity has ongoing deductible gift recipient (DGR) status. View the DGR status of the Sisters of Charity Foundation.
If your employer offers workplace giving, you can choose your preferred charity from a selection and the donation amount to be deducted from your salary. Your employer then pays the donation directly to the charity each payday.
What are the tax implications of workplace giving?
The workplace giving program does not affect the way your gross income, super guarantee payments or fringe benefits are worked out.
There is no minimum or maximum contribution required to participate, but the total amount must be claimed through your tax return regardless of whether you have been getting payday tax benefits for your donations.
At the end of the financial year, your employer will include the total amount you donated to charities in your payment summary, letter or email.
You report donations made under a workplace giving arrangement and donations made directly by you to charities in the same way on your tax return.
You can make a life-changing impact in the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community. Talk to your employer today.