Payroll giving enables you donate to St John directly from your pay and receive instant tax benefits that reduce your payable PAYE. It’s an effortless way to give regularly to St John, while also ensuring you get the tax rebates you’re entitled to.
How payroll giving works
With payroll giving, your donation to St John is taken out of your regular pay before it goes into your bank account. If your donation is more than $5, you receive a third of the donation amount as an immediate tax rebate. So if you donate $15 to St John through payroll giving, you’ll only have a $10 reduction in your take-home pay.
With other forms of donating, you usually have to wait until the end of the tax year to claim your tax rebate. Payroll giving ensures you get the tax advantages immediately.
Why give to St John
Donating to St John through payroll giving helps us to raise the funds we need to provide our essential emergency and community services. With your support, we can continue to provide:
- St John Ambulance Service, which operates 24/7 and helps around 400,000 New Zealanders every year
- St John Youth programmes, to teach young people first aid, health care and leadership skills in a practical and fun way
- Health shuttles, to help people with health or mobility problems get to their health appointments
- Caring Caller, to provide a friendship service to those in need
- Friends of the Emergency Department, to give comfort to patients in hospital
- Safe Kids school programme, to teach New Zealand children about first aid and give them confidence to use the 111 system
Employer information about payroll giving
To offer your staff the chance to donate through payroll giving, you need to sign up for the scheme with the IRD. Find more information on the Employer Information page.
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Employee information about payroll giving
Are you interested in giving regularly to St John through your pay? Anything over $5 earns a tax rebate.
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More information from the IRD
Payroll giving is an Inland Revenue initiative that was introduced in 2010. You can find out more about it on the IRD website.
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