The ministry of John & Bron Fergusson
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New Tax Rules from 1 April, 2019

For New Zealand Tax Payers only

 

Thank you so much for considering giving to our ministry. Your donations enable us to continue extending the kingdom of God, both here in New Zealand and overseas, especially Nepal. Because we are a New Zealand charity with donee status, we are able to issue tax certificates on eligible donations, so New Zealand supporters can claim a tax rebate on their giving. From 1st April, 2019, the Inland Revenue Department are changing the rules, which affect ministries like ours that spend some of their income overseas. We must now spend 75% of our available funds for purposes that benefit New Zealand. Furthermore, it is now the purpose of such expenditure (not where we spend it) that qualifies as tax deductible spending. Given our current ministry, it is unlikely that JF Ministries will be able to meet these requirements in the foreseeable future. After taking professional advice, the trustees are opening a separate bank account for funds that benefit only New Zealand. Our existing account will continue to serve our overseas ministry. Sadly, this means we will no longer be able to issue tax certificates on donations for overseas ministry, missions’ trips, child or personal support or disaster relief.

What to do

1) If your donation is for overseas purposes (e.g. Nepal), please use our existing account: JF Ministries, 010398-0103527-00. But we won’t be able to issue a tax certificate on the donation. 2) If you want a tax rebate, you will need to pay into our new account (details coming). The funds will be used to benefit NZ only. 3) If you want to give for overseas purposes, but still wish to receive tax rebates, see if your local church can help, or try one of the Schedule 32 organisations such as Tearfund or World Vision. I trust this is clear, but if you’re not sure about anything, feel free to call (09-2949042) or email. Thanks again for considering us. Bless you! Back to Donate page
 JF Ministries
John & Bron Fergusson

New Tax Rules from 1 April, 2019

For New Zealand Tax Payers only

 

Thank you so much for considering giving to our ministry. Your donations enable us to continue extending the kingdom of God, both here in New Zealand and overseas, especially Nepal. Because we are a New Zealand charity with donee status, we are able to issue tax certificates on eligible donations, so New Zealand supporters can claim a tax rebate on their giving. From 1st April, 2019, the Inland Revenue Department are changing the rules, which affect ministries like ours that spend some of their income overseas. We must now spend 75% of our available funds for purposes that benefit New Zealand. Furthermore, it is now the purpose of such expenditure (not where we spend it) that qualifies as tax deductible spending. Given our current ministry, it is unlikely that JF Ministries will be able to meet these requirements in the foreseeable future. After taking professional advice, the trustees are opening a separate bank account for funds that benefit only New Zealand. Our existing account will continue to serve our overseas ministry. Sadly, this means we will no longer be able to issue tax certificates on donations for overseas ministry, missions’ trips, child or personal support or disaster relief.

What to do

1) If your donation is for overseas purposes (e.g. Nepal), please use our existing account: JF Ministries, 010398-0103527-00. But we won’t be able to issue a tax certificate on the donation. 2) If you want a tax rebate, you will need to pay into our new account (details coming). The funds will be used to benefit NZ only. 3) If you want to give for overseas purposes, but still wish to receive tax rebates, see if your local church can help, or try one of the Schedule 32 organisations such as Tearfund or World Vision. I trust this is clear, but if you’re not sure about anything, feel free to call (09-2949042) or email. Thanks again for considering us. Bless you! Back to Donate page