We have been acknowledged by the South African Revenue Services (SARS).

A further milestone of the past year was the acknowledgement of Blessed Gérard’s Care Centre and the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard as

public benefit organisations operated not for profit.

Blessed Gérard’s Care Centre, being a public benefit organisation in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act, has also been approved on 2 July 2003 by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) for purposes of section 18A(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act, i.e. donations to Blessed Gérard’s Care Centre are tax deductible in the hands of the donors in terms of and subject to the limitations prescribed in section 18A of the Income Tax Act and donations to Blessed Gérard’s Care Centre are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1)(h) of the Income Tax Act. [Reference 18/11/13/2777]

This means that now we can issue South African donors with tax receipts for their donations, which they can use for tax deduction from the SARS. If you are a taxpayer in South Africa and want to utilise this facility, make sure, that you make your donation to “Blessed Gérard’s Care Centre” (not to the “Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard”!). For donations of R500.00 and above we will issue such a receipt automatically.


This page is part of the Newsletter No. 23 of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard




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