HOW MONTHLY DONATIONS HELP US
As a Non-Profit Organisation, South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind relies on donations and sponsorships to keep the doors open.
Every bit helps and there is no donation too small.
SA Guide-Dogs relies just as much on smaller, consistent monthly debit order donations as we do on large sponsorships.
Consistent monthly debit order donations help to:
• Maintain our Kennels and Puppy Block Buildings
• Pay for much needed cleaning and medical supplies in the Puppy Block and Kennels, keeping our dogs happy and healthy.
• Pay fleet costs so that our trainers and Orientation & Mobility practitioners can travel to clients around South Africa.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SECTION 18A TAX RECEIPTS
Did you know that you can receive a section 18A Tax Certificate for your debit order donations?
South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind is registered with SARS as a Public Benefit Organisation (“PBO”). This means that all qualifying donations made to the Association entitle the donor to receive a Section 18A tax receipt.
The value reflected on this receipt can be claimed by the donor as a deduction from their taxable income in the tax year the donation was made.
This receipt is automatically generated for every qualifying donation, immediately after the donation is processed into our system.
Amendments to the Regulations regarding the issue of these tax receipts require that with effect from 1 March 2023 the following additional information must be included on a Section 18A Tax Receipt issued in terms of section 18A(2)(a) of the Income Tax Act :-
- Type of Donor (natural person, company, trust, etc.);
- Identification or registration number of the donor;
- Tax reference number of the donor (if available);
- Contact number of the donor
- E-mail address of the donor
- Trading name of the donor (if different from the registered name).
Because of these new regulations, we will be contacting our current donors over the course of the next few months in order to update their donor profiles with the required information.
Alternatively, donors are welcome to contact us with this information.
If you are a potential new donor and you would like to receive a Section 18A tax Receipt, please send us all of this information at the time of making the donation.
Please note that if we do not receive this information from the donor, we will be unable to issue the Section 18A receipt.
SA Guide Dogs Association complies with the POPI Act. All information given will be treated with complete confidentiality.
What is Section 18A?
Section 18A enables you, the taxpayer, who has donated to South African Guide Dogs Association to claim a tax deduction up to a certain limit.
Donors are entitled to deduct the total value of their donations to SA Guide-Dogs, up to a limit of 10% of your taxable income for that tax year.
South African Guide Dogs Association will issue the donor with a Section 18A Certificate, which they must submit to SARS with the donor’s tax filing at the end of the tax year.
Who is eligible to claim a S18A tax deduction?
Taxpayers, Natural persons, trusts, companies or close corporations can claim as a deduction from their taxable income, amounts donated to any S18A approved organisation up to a value of 10% of their taxable income.
What donations qualify for S18A deductions?
Donations in cash or in kind actually paid or transferred to a S18A approved organisation during the year of assessment, provided that the donation does not exceed 10% of the donor’s taxable income.
For more information on Section 18A Certificates and the benefits to the donor – visit the SARS website: www.sars.gov.za
If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Quail : JackieQ@guidedog.org.za