March 31st 2014 will mark the end of the tax year. For many New Zealanders who have given generously to charitable organisations, this means that you are eligible to claim tax back on your donations. We are so thrilled to have so many Kiwis supporting the work that we do!

TEAR Fund will be sending out all of our tax receipts by email or post by end of April, 2014.


Once you have received your tax receipt to claim a tax credit you will need to fill out an IR526 form.
In the meantime, if you have any enquiries please contact 0800 800 777 or email us on receipt@tearfund.org.nz.



Tax Receipts Frequently Asked Questions


  1. When will I receive my tax receipt from TEAR Fund?
    TEAR Fund will be sending out all of our tax receipts by email and/or post by end of April, 2014.

  2. Can I receive my tax receipt via email?
    Yes, we’d love you to do this! That will help us save both money and trees. To request an electronic copy of your tax receipt simply email your details to receipt@tearfund.org.nz. Please be sure to tell us which period you are requesting a copy for. Remember to check your junk-mail box!

  3. Why should I claim a credit?
    If you do not claim a credit the money remains with the government. However, if you do claim your credit, you can either keep it or choose to make your initial donation work again by donating it back to TEAR Fund. We have a growing number of people who do this each year, and on behalf of the missions and projects, we thank you for your support.

  4. How do I donate my tax credit to TEAR Fund?
    To donate your credit (or part of your credit) to TEAR Fund click on the link below and follow these simple steps.

  5. LEARN HOW TO DONATE YOUR CREDIT TO TEAR FUND - click here


  6. How do I claim a credit?
    You will need to fill out an IR526 form.
    For further enquiries you can call the IRD INFOexpress on 0800 257 773.

  7. What if I don’t receive a tax receipt or lose my original copy?
    No worries! Contact TEAR Fund on receipt@tearfund.org.nz or phone 0800 800 777 and we will be able to send you a copy. Be sure to tell us which period you are requesting a copy for.