Givealittle Payroll Giving

Make a difference with every pay cycle.

Givealittle's Payroll Giving for employees

Givealittle Payroll Giving makes it easy to make regular donations to an organisation with Tax Donee status directly from your salary or wages.

And you will receive an immediate tax credit! No need to submit donation receipts at the end of the tax year to claim back the 33% of your donation.

Once set up, it can go where you go, meaning it stays with you even if you change workplaces, you just need to give your new employer the info.

Find out more about how to set up Payroll Giving.

Create your Payroll Giving plan

What are the benefits of using Givealittle’s Payroll Giving?

A steady stream of small donations can make a big difference to charities and causes and help them operate in an impactful way. And you can select more than one organisation to give to. Donating just $15 a fortnight adds up to $390 over a year! When using Payroll Giving to donate, your tax credit of 33% is automatically applied. This means if you donate $15, only $10 will be deducted from your pay.

Who can I donate to using Givealittle’s Payroll Giving?

When using our Payroll Giving Plan to make donations from your pay, you can only support organisations with Tax Donee status. This is because a 33% tax credit is applied immediately from your employer through your payroll system. Should you wish to donate to a page without Tax Donee Status, you can set up regular giving via your credit/debit card.

Is there a minimum donation for Payroll Giving?

The minimum is $5, as required by Inland Revenue for tax purposes.

Can I give regularly to more than one organisation page?

You certainly can. Add as many beneficiaries as you like to your Payroll Giving Plan.

When do the beneficiaries receive the funds from my Payroll Giving?

Funds are paid out to the organisations between the 20th and the 25th of the month following your payroll giving funds being received.

Is there a cost to using Givealittle’s Payroll Giving?

There is our standard 5% fee that is charged to the organisations - this goes towards running the site. We do not charge a fee for donors to use Payroll Giving and you can give a little extra to offset the service fee during set up of your plan.

What if I want to cancel my Payroll Giving plan, or make changes?

If you want to cancel your plan, you will need to let your work's payroll team know.

If you are making changes to the monetary value of your donation, you can adjust your plan in MyGivealittle and give the updated PDF to your payroll team.

If you want to change your beneficiaries but keep the donation value the same, log into My Givealittle and edit the recipients of your Payroll Giving Plan.

What happens to Payroll Giving payments if the Givealittle Page closes?

The donation will be received and put into your Payroll Giving Account - you can then use the funds to make a donation to another organisation with Tax Donee Status.

Create your Payroll Giving plan

Givealittle's Payroll Giving for employers

Givealittle Payroll Giving enables New Zealand employers to encourage their people's generosity without the expense and hassle of building a payroll giving scheme from scratch.

It only requires a recurring payroll deduction paid to just one donee organisation – Givealittle. Your employees can set up their own regular donations to approved donee organisations.

People like to donate to what matters to them and with GIvealittle Payroll Giving they can - you don’t need to set up each organisation in your payroll or offer your own selection, they have the choice of all the charities and schools on Givealittle.

What are the benefits of payroll giving?

Payroll Giving is an efficient way to make charitable donations, allowing employers to support their people's generosity and employees to receive the benefit of a tax credit at the time of making the donation. You may even like to show employees that you support the causes they're passionate about by matching their donations - this is completely optional and customisable on what works for your business.

Is there a cost for using Givealittle Payroll Giving?

There is no cost charged to employers to facilitate Givealittle Payroll Giving. All funds raised on Givealittle incur a fee of 5% and donors do have an option to give a little to offset the 5% service fee.

What organisations can employees support?

With Givealittle Payroll Giving, employees can only support those organisations with donee tax status. This is because the 33% tax credit is applied immediately by the employer through your payroll system.

What are my responsibilities as an employer?

You are required to file online returns with Inland Revenue to administer payroll giving. You need to ensure that the correct tax is paid and that the minimum deduction you process per employee is $5 or greater per pay period. Your obligations to administer payroll giving are covered under Givealittle Payroll Giving.

What steps do I need to go through to process this Payroll Giving Request?

If you chose to support a Givealittle Payroll Giving Request, as the employer you must:

  • deduct the requested amount from the individual employee’s salary or wage
    • calculate the correct tax credits for each deduction
  • record the tax credits against the individual employee on the EMS
  • keep records of all tax credits for deductions to Givealittle - amounts and payment dates
  • pass the deductions to the nominated Givealittle trust account within the specified time frame of the deduction being made from the employee’s salary or wage

We have a self-service payroll system - what do I need to do to support payroll giving via Givealittle?

Simply set-up Givealittle as an approved payee in your payroll system and ensure employees can initiate at least one individual pre-tax deduction per pay period with the ability to personalise the transaction details with their name and payroll giving reference number that we provide to them.

We have multiple employees using Givealittle for payroll giving. Can we just make one payment for all employee deductions?

Each employee’s deduction must be received as one single transaction in the Givealittle trust account with the unique transaction reference information as stated on their Payroll Giving Request form. If this is a problem, get in touch with us and we can see what we can do.

Contact us for more information.