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  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!





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  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.





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  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. ......
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  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. ......
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Fifty obviously,

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  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.




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