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Tax Deductability

Australian Projects:

All the work that Australian Mercy does to help others within Australia is tax deductible. Simply donate and you will be issued with a tax deductible receipt.

If you are wanting to sponsor a child or staff member, please ensure that you put their name under “Notes/Feedback” after selecting the appropriate Gift Reason from the available list.

Donors from the USA can make tax deductible donations to “ARMS (Australian Mercy)” by sending their donation to;

The Accounting Department, Youth With A Mission, PO Box 3000, Garden Valley, TX 75771-3000

Attach a note asking YWAM to donate the money to “ARMS (Australian Mercy)” also specify what project you would like to donate to. YWAM will send you a tax deducible receipt and will then pass the funds and your instructions on to us. Please ensure that the check is made out to YWAM.

For your convenience you may print and use this CreditCard form.

Unspecified donations will be used in areas where there is most need.

Donors in Canada can make tax deductible donations to “ARMS (Australian Mercy)” by sending their donation to;

YWAM Project Funding, PO Box 57100, Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z0

The information below is also available on http://www.ywamcanada.org/donations.html.

We can receive donations in the following ways:

1. Cheque/money order: Made payable to Youth With a Mission with a separate note attached saying “This is for Australian Mercy and state if its a general or specific project donation” We cannot accept cheques payable to a missionary or ministry. We can accept US or CAD cheques or money orders, but only a CAD tax receipt will be issued. These are receipted monthly, in the month after the donation is received, unless the donor requests an annual receipt.

2. Post-dated cheques: Donors can send in post-dated cheques, so that there is a cheque ready and waiting to be sent out every month. We have a secure safe in which we store them, until they are ready to be used. Again, they must be payable to Youth With a Mission with a separate note attached saying “This is for Australian Mercy and state if its a general or specific project donation” We can accept US or CAD cheques or money orders, but only a CAD tax receipt will be issued. Donors can be receipted annually or monthly.

3. Pre-authorised monthly payment: Donors fill in the two page Form H and return it to us, with a signature and a void cheque. This option is available only to donors with a CANADIAN bank account. Donors will be receipted annually at the end of the current tax year.

4. Credit card donations: online through our third party website, Canada Helps. Please follow the instructions on Form I

Generally speaking, we discourage donors from using Canada Helps, as they charge an extra transaction fee, on top of our administration fee, and so Australian Mercy ends up with less money overall. The tax receipt in this case will be provided by Canada Helps by email at the time of the donation, unless the donor establishes an account and a monthly credit payment. Receipts are for Canadian tax purposes only.

Receipts are payable to the name on the cheque sent. Business cheques will be receipted to the business, not to an individual, and the same with personal cheques, these donations can only be receipted to the name on the cheque.

In the case of group or cash donations where many individuals have donated together, we cannot divide receipts over one cheque written on behalf of the group. Please send in a money order, payable to YWAM and attach a seperate note with the name, address, phone, email and amount given by each donor so they can be properly receipted. Please do not send cash in the mail – always get a money order.

Our office address for mailed gifts is -
Project Funding Office, PO Box 57100, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z0 Canada
Phone +1.604.436.4433
Fax +1.604.436.4466
Email: admin@projectfunding.ca

Australian Mercy is extremely grateful to receive donations from around the world, whilst we will issue you with a receipt on request we are unable to assist you with your own tax deductability.