We are so excited to share with you some great news! Iris Global Australia has now officially launched!
The organisation “Iris Global Australia” has been approved as a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission (ACNC) who with the ATO have endorsed it as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). This means it is defined as providing direct relief of poverty, suffering, misfortune and distress as arouses public compassion, and donations that meet this criteria are tax deductible.
This office, workings and ability to receive donations, have been approved by Heidi and Rolland Baker and the administrative team for Iris Global in Redding, USA.
The Corporate Details for Iris Global Australia are provided below:
DIRECTORS Steven Lazar, Philip Grindley, Kathy Gray
ADMINISTRATOR Anna Grindley
POSTAL ADDRESS PO Box 60, Hornsby NSW 1630 AUSTRALIA
ABN Iris Global Australia Ltd, 28617494514
Iris Global Australia
Account Number: 228528522
Before making your initial donation through IRIS Global Australia, please contact IRIS Global Australia by email – firstname.lastname@example.org, to ensure that your donation will be tax deductible.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS
As a tax deductible PBI, Iris Global Australia Ltd can only accept tax deductible donations for projects that meet the legislative requirements.
When applying to the ATO for tax deductibility status we used two examples:
- Zimpeto and Pemba/Mozambique – schooling, medical and accommodation
- Australia – office operational costs
Mozambique – Schooling, Medical and Accommodation
Education is a key to Mozambique’s long term development. Access and attendance to Government schooling in Mozambique remains a significant issue that we wish to address, with only about one half of children receiving education.
Therefore donations you make towards the schools operational costs, as well as the costs of accommodating and sending the children to school, will be tax deductible.
Donations to any medical work will also receive tax deductibility.
Australia – Office operational costs
Some office operational costs will be incurred to maintain Iris Global Australia’s status as a PBI, and as a registered charity with the ACNC. In addition, some costs will be incurred to report to donors, IRIS Global and transmit funds. We will endeavour to ensure these costs are kept to a minimum.
General undesignated donations given to Iris Global Australia will go towards office operational costs incurred, with all surplus donations going to schooling and medical programs as outlined above.
Items that will not be tax deductible
Donations to persons (such as missionaries or volunteers) are not tax deductible and must be arranged privately with missionaries or individuals.
If you are unsure if a donation that you are wanting to make will qualify for tax deductibility please contact us at: email@example.com.
HOW TO GIVE
Tax deductible donations can be deposited through the Iris Global Australia bank account listed above, or by cheques made out to Iris Global Australia sent to the above PO Box. When making a donation via bank deposit to the account details above, please include your full name as a reference on the transaction.
If you wish to designate this donation to something specific, or you wish to receive a tax receipt then please email us the following information:
Your desired designation of the funds
The name the tax receipt is to be issued to
The mailing address the tax receipt is to be sent to.
Tax receipts will then be issued once every 3 months. Additionally, each month every donation will be reported to our USA office.
Thank you for partnering with us as we share the love of Jesus to people. We are so thrilled to be able to facilitate your generosity reaching those who need it.