Since the beginning of last century it is estimated that a large percentage of Australia's wetlands have been lost or seriously degraded.
WET's primary purpose is to purchase and manage wetlands for the benefit of wildlife, it receives no government support and relies solely on donations.
Donations to WET enjoy full tax deductibility status. Businesses and Individuals may claim Income Tax Deductions for donations to the fund under Division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Also, Income Tax deductions can be claimed for gifts of Assets valued at less than $5,000 if the item was purchased in the 12 months prior to making the gift. The item must have been purchased by the donor. An acquisition by gift or bequest cannot be claimed as a tax deduction if then donated to a Deducible Gift Recipient. The Income Tax deduction allowable will be the lesser of the cost of the item or its market value.
Income Tax deductions are allowable for donations of property valued in excess of $5,000 regardless of when the donor purchased it. A valuation is made by the Australian Taxation Office. This may be reduced by any GST input tax credits that the donor is eligible for.
Income Tax deductions for goods or property valued at over $5,000 donated to a deductible gift recipient can be claimed over five years.
No matter how much you can spare, your donation will make a difference to Australia's wetlands.
How to Donate
Donating is easy, simply email us, give us a call on (03) 5799 0960 or donate below via paypal.
With your generous support, the WET will be able to purchase and rehabilitate other degraded wetlands.
No matter how much you can spare, your donation will make a difference, and all donations are tax-deductable.
Most of us want to feel that those things that we cherished in our lifetime will remain for future generations.
By making a bequest to WET you will be ensuring that the wetlands that you loved and the life forms that they supported will remain for future generations to enjoy.
Making a Will is important. A clear and current Will ensures that your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes thus allowing you to provide for family and friends while supporting those things that were dear to you in your lifetime.
You can make a Will yourself; however, we recommend that you consult a solicitor.
You can leave specific assets such as real estate, paintings, shares or anything of value or you can nominate WET as a beneficiary under a life insurance policy.
Bequests to WET are exempt from Capital Gains Tax.