Fundraising Auction Tips

Fundraising Auction Tips

Tips and Resources for Charity Auctions, and related fundraising areas.

Silent Auction Tip Sheets (from Live And Silent Auction Software)

Auction and Charity Donation Tax Rules

Charity donations are usually tax deductable but each country has diferent rules as to how they are applied.

In the case of auction items, usually the tax deductable part is the amount between the item value and the excess price paid which in effect becomes a donation to the charity.

In Canada for example the receipt of donations must contain certain information, whereas in the UK it is the charty that can claim back tax as a gift aid so they need to keep track of whether the individual is a tax payer.