• Workplace giving programs

    Some employers offer workplace giving programs, where a donation to charity is deducted from your salary or wages on each payday and your employer pays the donation directly to the charities involved.

    Workplace giving is a simple and effective way to regularly donate to charities or organisations that are entitled to receive tax deductible donations. Your employer must ensure the participating charities or other organisations, such as libraries or universities, have ongoing deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.

    Workplace giving is optional. Both you and your employer must agree to take part.

    If your employer offers workplace giving, you can choose your preferred charities from a selection and the amount to be deducted on payday. Your employer then pays the donations from all employees in the scheme directly to the charities each payday.

    The workplace giving program does not affect the way your gross income, super guarantee payments or fringe benefits are worked out.

    At the end of the financial year, your employer will include the total amount you donated to charities in your payment summary, or in a 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.

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    Last modified: 09 Jun 2015QC 27123