Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
2385 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 292
Inactive user


  Reply # 965512 12-Jan-2014 15:36 Send private message

gzt:
Current wording of the act: "Meaning of charitable purpose and effect of ancillary non-charitable purpose" : "(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, charitable purpose includes every charitable purpose, whether it relates to the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or religion, or any other matter beneficial to the community".

I do not see any need for tax exemption for any of that.

What is the argument in favor of tax exemption?


Relief of poverty. Ie, donations to such a charity should be exempt from Tax. If I am donaiting to a Church, or some other service which directly helps the community or the poor (Wellington free ambulance for example), its good to be able to get the GST back on my contributions.

The current wording of the act is the real problem here. Thanks for sharing that.

The problem with these fluoride nutters is that everything they buy here in NZ, all services they use etc, they can claim the GST back at the end of the financial year.

Anybody that donates to these nutters gets their GST back too.

So effectively its cheap to start up a charity for whatever cause I want. Somebody mentioned invisible Pink Unicorns!





BDFL
50729 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5100

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 965517 12-Jan-2014 15:38 Send private message

KevinL:
nakedmolerat: Religion can never be proved scientifically, should we stop grants/incentives given to associations affiliated to religion etc? Eg: salvation army - provide food for homeless etc


Yes, if the grants/incentives are targetted towards religious activity. If the activities are charitable and not contingent on their religious status (i.e. any charitable organisation would do similar activities regardless of affiliation) then I don't see the issue.


Exactly my point.





1802 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 84


  Reply # 965524 12-Jan-2014 15:48 Send private message

If they couldn't register as charities, how many would be not for profit organisations. ......
Shades of grey

377 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 62


  Reply # 965546 12-Jan-2014 16:23 One person supports this post Send private message

oxnsox: If they couldn't register as charities, how many would be not for profit organisations. ......
Shades of grey


Fifty obviously,

574 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 122


  Reply # 965594 12-Jan-2014 18:20 Send private message

Well a charity should be a general non-discriminatory organisation with the goal to raise awareness for a beneficial cause with scientific backing when required.




Regards
Stefan Andres Charsley

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Windows 10 News - 22 Jan
Created by Regs, last reply by Technofreak on 25-Jan-2015 22:16 (103 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Police above the law ?
Created by heylinb4nz, last reply by Geektastic on 24-Jan-2015 13:22 (115 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


How (not) to run a hotel
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Glassboy on 25-Jan-2015 22:10 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Spark customers get Lightbox free for 12 months
Created by freitasm, last reply by nyquist on 25-Jan-2015 10:24 (128 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Customer services changes
Created by freitasm, last reply by mattbush on 22-Jan-2015 15:29 (102 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Best place to buy mid-level laptop with SSD?
Created by SumnerBoy, last reply by richms on 24-Jan-2015 14:33 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by TLD on 26-Jan-2015 05:14 (75 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Who gives the best after hours fault service?
Created by Wadec, last reply by quickymart on 25-Jan-2015 18:07 (18 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.