From April 1, 2017 MAF New Zealand has approval as an Overseas Tax Donee organisation through the newly formed Flying for Life Charitable Trust. Donations gifted for overseas will be sent through this Trust enabling the donor to receive tax deductibility for the gift. Donors are able to claim back through Inland Revenue, via a tax return, up to 33% of that gift.
The Flying for Life Charitable Trust is a registered Charity, number CC41476, with its own Trust Deed and Board of Trustees.
The Trust will support various MAF projects overseas such as flights in PNG for educational materials, Aviation fuel for MAF aircraft, medical evacuations, disaster relief, and many more. Gifts will be sent for projects in countries like Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh, Nepal, South Sudan, Nepal, etc.
Tax deductible receipts are available at the end of each financial year (starting from 31 March 2018).