Income tax and duty exemptions give benefits to charities or to people and companies who make donations to your charity.
You need to register your charity with Charities Services. Your charity must meet the 2 main conditions:
If your charity is fully exempt from income tax you will not need to file an income tax return unless we ask you to.
If you’re a registered charity, we will generally not send a letter confirming tax-exempt status or donee organisation status.
You can check you’re registered as a charity on the Charities Register (on the Charities Services website).
You can check you’re a donee organisation on our list of approved donee organisations.
Your charity may qualify for another tax exemption. If you think it does, contact us and we can update our records.
You will need to complete an application if you need an exemption from resident withholding tax (RWT).
Charities must pay income tax if they:
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