Veterans for Wildlife are extremely pleased to confirm that we have been approved by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) in South Africa.

PBOs are deemed to be of inherent value to the public at large and have been recognised as undertaking certain public benefit activities considered to be of a benevolent nature, having regard to the needs, interests and well-being of the general public of the Republic of South Africa.

Approved PBOs have the privilege and responsibility of spending public funds, which they derive from donations or grants, in the public interest on a tax-free basis. The donations or grants may be received from the general public or directly or indirectly from the State.

The South African Government has recognised that certain organisations are dependent upon the generosity of the public and to encourage that generosity has provided a tax deduction for certain donations made by taxpayers. The eligibility to issue tax deductible receipts is dependent on Section 18A approval granted by the TEU, and is restricted to specific approved organisations which use the donations to fund specific approved public benefit activities.

A taxpayer making a bona fide donation in cash or of property in kind to a section 18A-approved organisation, is entitled to a deduction from taxable income if the donation is supported by the necessary Section 18A receipt issued by the organisation or, in certain circumstances, by an employees’ tax certificate reflecting the donations made by the employee.

Veterans for Wildlife has further been approved as a specific organisation mandated to issue tax deductible Section 18A receipts to our donors!

Therefore, bona fide donations made to us by South African taxpayers can be written off up to a value of 10% of the business' or individual's total income tax liability. There is no additional cost incurred by the donor, as this is money that in the normal course of events would have been due to SARS directly.

By virtue of our PBO and Section 18A status, Veterans for Wildlife is essentially entrusted to collect and spend 'public funds', on behalf of the State, for the purpose of public benefit activities!