Payroll Deduction/Workplace Giving Program
Would you like to have a member of the Police from our Community Action Unit come and visit your workplace? PCYC’s Workplace Giving program offers a Police presentation in your workplace detailing the work we do to prevent crime and hardship with you at-risk.
For employers, a payroll giving program offers the opportunity for your staff to make a significant and lasting impact on the work of PCYC, through a generous direct tax-deductible donation from an employee’s pay.
For PCYC, this a great way for us to partner with your workplace to empower young people to fulfil their potential and to raise long-term, regular funding.
PCYC’s payroll donation program is one of the longest-running and most successful programs in Australia, with more than 800 businesses throughout NSW contributing regularly to support PCYC’s work with young people.
Launched in the 1950s, the program attracts supporters from small business to large corporations, all keen to support PCYC’s work with youth at-risk.
Most staff donate $2 to $3 a week, direct from their pay
For inquiries and to make a booking, please speak to Karen Collins on (02) 9625-9111.
Please note that participating charities must have deductible gift recipient status with the Australian Tax Office to be applicable to deliver this program. To check whether a charity is a DGR, visit business.gov.au.
Q & A
The employer must have a payroll-donation program in place. Any employer with staff can start a program.
Your employer must put some simple steps in place. A good place to start is guide to workplace giving or phone Peter Gerrie at PCYC, on (02) 9625-9111.
No, as donations only come through your payroll payments. People who are paid weekly will donate weekly, those who get paid monthly donate monthly.
If your employer agrees, you can make one-off payroll donations.
No, but your employer can set some rules. Some employers set a minimum of say $2 per pay; others may have no limitations. But donations must be $2 or more to be tax deductible.
Most people who make a donation will see a tax benefit in their pay, but if you donate only a small amount, you may not get a tax benefit until then end of the year when you claim on your tax return.
Everyone who donates through payroll donations must claim the total amount of donations in their tax return. You must do this regardless of whether you have been getting pay-day tax benefits for your donations.
Your employer will let you know how much you have donated over the year in some written form or it will be printed on your payment summary (group certificate).
No. PCYC does not keep or record any information at an individual level. If this information is not on the payslip or the group certificate, the best and most accurate source is from your payroll department.
Yes, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
NSW Office of charities authority to fundraise: CFN11892
Also refer http://www.business.gov.au/
No. Our payroll donation program is entirely voluntary. You do not have to donate if you do not wish.
This choice is normally made by the employer and staff at the beginning of a program. Often, the more charities there are, the more complicated it becomes for payroll staff.
Your employer will usually set some rules. Some may ask you to commit to six months of donations because more frequent change become expensive to administer.
No. The ATO advises that charities should not receive any details identifying individual donors without the donor’s written permission. PCYC normally receives a single payment from the employer on each payday.
With payroll donations PCYC receive regular income without having to issue individual receipts, saving time and money. This means little or no administration cost and 100 per cent of donations being used.
We recommend the Australian Tax Office’s Guide to Workplace Giving.
More information: www.ato.gov.au