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Gifts or donations

How to claim gifts or donations when you lodge your return using myTax.

Last updated 18 June 2015

Did you make a gift or donation of $2 or more to an approved organisation?

Your receipt should show whether your donation is tax-deductible.

To check whether an organisation is an approved organisation, contact them or go to Link

Generally, you cannot claim a deduction for a gift or donation if you received something in return (for example, raffle tickets or a dinner).

Answering this question

If you made one or more donations of $2 or more to bucket collections conducted by an approved organisation for natural disaster victims, you can claim a tax deduction of up to $10 for the total of those contributions without a receipt.

Read Gifts or donations if you need any more information or had any of the following:

  • gifts of property and shares
  • contributions to fund-raising events
  • political donations.

Completing your tax return

  1. Add up the amounts of all gifts and donations you are entitled to claim.
  2. Enter the total at 'Amount'.
  3. Click on 'Save'.