Workplace giving is a simple way to regularly donate to charities or organisations that are entitled to receive tax deductible donations.
Your employer must ensure the participating charities or other organisations have ongoing deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.
If your employer offers workplace giving, you can choose your preferred charities from a selection and the amount to be deducted. Your employer then pays the donation directly to the charities each payday.
The workplace giving program does not affect the way your gross income, super guarantee payments or fringe benefits are worked out.
There is no minimum or maximum contribution required to participate, but the total amount must be claimed through your tax return regardless of whether you have been getting payday tax benefits for your donations.
At the end of the financial year, your employer will include the total amount you donated to charities in your payment summary, letter or email.
You report donations made under a workplace giving arrangement and donations made directly by you to charities in the same way on your tax return.
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