Tax benefits for Katanning Landcare donations

Daryna ZadvirnaGreat Southern Herald
Katanning Landcare works on environmental initiatives around the local area, including revegetation at Piesse Lake.
Camera IconKatanning Landcare works on environmental initiatives around the local area, including revegetation at Piesse Lake. Credit: Supplied.

In a boon for both local taxpayers and the environment, Katanning Landcare has successfully received deductible gift recipient status through the Katanning Land Conservation Fund.

Landcare officer Ella Maesepp said people could now make a donation to support community environmental work, with the bonus of donations over $2 being tax-deductible.

“We hope it will encourage more people to donate local, keeping their money right here in our community whilst still receiving their taxation benefits,” she said.

Ms Maesepp said the application process had taken almost two years.

She said the organisation was delighted when told of its successful inclusion on the Register of Environmental Organisations and DGR status with the Australian Taxation Office.

“For 30 years, Katanning Landcare has been supporting farmers and the wider community to protect biodiversity, improve agricultural sustainability, secure water and encourage sustainable living,” she said.

“With grant funding getting harder and harder to get, we hope that donations from private citizens will help us to be able to keep delivering this important environmental work right here in Katanning.”

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