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NZ $1Million Workplace Giving Milestone


Thursday, 27th March 2014 at 3:37 pm
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In New Zealand staff within the Government’s own Social Development department have donated more than $1 million through payroll giving – becoming the first Government department to do so.

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Thursday, 27th March 2014 at 3:37 pm

In New Zealand staff within the Government’s own Social Development department have donated more than $1 million through payroll giving – becoming the first Government department to do so.

“This million-dollar milestone is an exceptional achievement by MSD staff and shows their willingness to make a difference for the communities they live in and work with, beyond the call of duty,” the NZ Minister for Social Development Paula Bennett said.

The NZ Government introduced payroll giving in 2010 as a way for people to give back, without worrying about filing tax returns or dealing with complicated paperwork, the Minister said.

More than $15 million has been donated by New Zealanders through the scheme so far.

In a scheme similar to the one that operates in Australia, employees nominate a registered charity, school, church or other approved organisation, and their employer sets up a direct payment each payday, sorting the tax at the same time.

“Since MSD began taking part in the scheme in April 2010, almost 30,000 donations have been made by staff, contributing around $10,000 a fortnight,” Bennett said.

Organisations receiving donations include the NZ Red Cross, Kidscan and World Vision, as well as schools, churches and many other organisations.

“Staff also used payroll giving to donate generously to relief agencies following the Pike River mine disaster, the Christchurch and Japanese earthquakes, and recent storms in the Pacific and the Philippines,” Bennett said.

“These donations are going directly back to the community, helping to support people and families in need.”


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