Non-profit News Service No. 406 - Support for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Organisations wanting to set up a tax-deductible fund to collect donations for victims of Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) in the Philippines or Vietnam should refer to Overseas aid funds. However, it may be easier and quicker to arrange with one of the larger and already approved funds to collect money on their behalf. If an organisation collects donations on behalf of another organisation, they need to comply with state and territory government collections acts.

Donations to an appeal are tax deductible if the organisation operating the appeal is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) and is an overseas aid fund. You can check whether an organisation is a DGR on the Australian Business RegisterExternal Link. Information about non-government organisations that operate tax-deductible overseas aid funds is also available on the Department of Foreign Affairs’ websiteExternal Link.

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For information about collecting funds and making donations to help victims of disasters generally, refer to Assisting victims of disasters.

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