Tax rebates and regulatory details

All donations to The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ of $5 and over are tax deductible in New Zealand. Claiming your tax rebate and donating it to The Foundation is a fantastic way to make your donation go further, and to contribute even more to our sight-restoring work.

Bank account details

Some supporters prefer to deposit donations directly into our bank account - The Foundation is grateful for this generosity.

If you would like to donate this way, please email us on or call us on 0800 227 229 with your name, address, and donation references so we may thank you and mail you a receipt for tax purposes.

Account name: The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

Account number: 38-9008-0866758-06

Tax credits from donations

As of April 2008, individuals can claim 33.3% of donations as a tax credit, up to the limit of their total annual income, and companies and Maori authorities to the limit of their annual net income. The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ can accept your tax credits because we are approved by the Inland Revenue Department as a donee organisation and are also registered with the Charities Commission, which monitors charities on its register.

If you do not claim your tax credits the money remains with the government. However, if you claim your credits and donate it to The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, you can make your initial donation work again. For example, if you donate $100 to us, you are eligible to claim $33 back in a tax credits. It's a great way of making your donations tax efficient and contributing even more to our sight-restoring work.

Follows these simple steps to donate all or any of your tax credits directly to The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ:

Complete the IRD tax credit form IR 526.

Fill out boxes 1-7 with your relevant information.

To gift all and future tax credits you receive to The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, fill out box 8 with our bank account number: 38-9008-0866758-06 and our account  name: Fred Hollows Foundation (The)

To gift all or any of the tax credit for this year only to The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ fill out boxes 9 and 10 with our IRD number: 60-328-560, and fill out box 8 with the amount you would like to transfer to us.

Sign, date and post your form, along with your Fred Hollows Foundation receipts, to: Inland Revenue, PO Box 39090, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045.  If you need copies of your Fred Hollows Foundation receipts, contact us 0800 227 229 or email

Your tax credit will then be transferred by the IRD to The Fred Hollows Foundation, allowing us to reach more people in need of sight-restoring surgery.

Let us know you have transferred your rebate to us by emailing us on or calling us on 0800 227 229. We would love to hear from you.

Regulatory information

The Fred Hollows Foundation Board is responsible for ensuring good financial stewardship of The Foundation's assets.

  • The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and is approved as a legal charity under the following revenue acts: Section CB 4(1) C, Income Tax Act 1994 and Section 73(1) Estate and Gift Duties Act 1968
  • The Foundation was registered with the Charities Commission as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 on 1 May 2008. Our registration number is: CC23722

The Foundation has a process for handling complaints which can be activated by phoning 0800 227 229 or by completing this online form.

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What we can do

Help keep Fred’s dream alive.

4 out of 5 people who are blind in the developing world don't need to be. Routine treatment costing as little as $25 can restore sight and hope.

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