Dress Circle donors are offered personalised assistance in arranging performance tickets and programmes. Donors from $1,000 can choose to assign part of their donation to a ticket purchase. The IRD does not consider a contribution to be a charitable donation if it is given in exchange for material benefits. This means that the amount paid for tickets and programmes arranged by the RNZB (valued at $115 per ticket and $10 per programme) is not a charitable donation and does not qualify for a tax rebate. Contact the RNZB Philanthropy Manager to discuss your different options.
A receipt will be issued for tax purposes. Tax incentives allow individuals to claim 33.33% tax credit for all donations over $5, up to the value of their income. See ird.govt.nz for more information.