Donations of $2 or more to Earthwatch are considered charitable donations. There are ways in which you can make sure you maximise your gift’s potential by considering the most tax-effective way you can give.
Donating through payroll giving is a tax-effective way to support our work. Because your donation is taken from your salary before tax is deducted, it costs you less and the Australian Tax Office gives us the tax it would otherwise have kept.
To find out more about payroll giving contact your employer.
LEAVING MONEY TO EARTHWATCH IN YOUR WILL
We know that your first priority when making a will is to provide for your loved ones, but many people find that even after they’ve done this they can leave something to a cause they hold dear.
Leaving Earthwatch a gift in your will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support us. It costs nothing during your lifetime but can have a powerful impact for years to come.
Money that is left to Earthwatch in your will is paid before tax is deducted and therefore offers you a way of reducing the total amount of inheritance tax due from your estate.
For more information about leaving a gift to Earthwatch, contact us or explore the Include a Charity program which Earthwatch is a member of.
WHERE TO GET FURTHER INFORMATION
We would advise all donors to seek independent advice when making major decisions relating to a personal financial and taxation situation. For further information see the following:
Earthwatch Institute (Australia) is a company limited by guarantee registered in Australia (ABN: number 25 875 253 851) and a registered charity with DGR Status.
Registered office: Earthwatch, 126 Bank Street, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia.
EXPEDITION PAYMENTS AND FUNDS
In Australia, contributions towards an Expedition are not tax-deductible. This includes both payments from a participant to join an expedition, as well as payments from others contributing toward an Expedition Fund.