Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently asked Questions and Answers

MOTAT is supported by the Auckland Council. Why does it need my help?
Because many of the projects MOTAT wishes to undertake require additional funding to that provided by the Auckland Council grant. 

What are the tax benefits of making a gift?
Gifts of money by New Zealand resident taxpayers to a registered charity may qualify for a 33.1/3% rebate on any gift (up to a limit of total net income for all gifts in a given tax year). For example, if a donor makes a gift of $900 it costs the donor only $600, once the $300 rebate is taken into consideration. Receipts that may be used for tax purposes will be issued for all donations. 

Is MOTAT a registered charity?
Yes MOTAT is a registered charity. Its registration number is CC30945. 

How do I specify where I want my gift to go?
A donor may specify the gift designation by writing a ticking the appropriate box on the online DONATE form or by writing a letter stating the intent of the gift. If the purpose specified is in the view of MOTAT not practicable MOTAT will contact the donor to discuss options. 

May I spread payment of the gift over a number of years?
Yes, payments may be spread over a number of years. It is best to contact MOTAT to discuss the various options.


May I make the donation anonymously?

Yes, MOTAT will recognise a request to keep a donation anonymous. 

For more information please contact the Museum/Director/CEO.