FAQ Donations

SOUTH AFRICA

Where can I find out about Donations tax?

You can go to the SARS website

and you can download the LAPD-IT-G17 – Basic Guide to Tax Deductible Donations – External Guide here

 

How much can I donate without incurring donations tax?

A donation will be tax exempt if the total value of donations for a year of assessment does not exceed:

  1. Casual gifts by companies and trusts: R10 000.
  2. Donations by individuals: R100 000 (2008 to 2013 years of assessment) (section 56(2) (a) and (b)).

 

How will I know how much I have donated at any one time?

You will receive a monthly statement by email.

 

What happens when I have reached my R10,000 and R100,000 limits?

Once you have reached your R10,000 and R100,000 limits, you will be notified by email. You will then be responsible for managing any beneficiaries linked to any of your products and also for any tax implications as described here

 

Do I need to issue a tax donation certificate?

If your beneficiary requests one, you will be required to provide one.

 

What details must be put on the section 18A receipt?

A taxpayer will only be allowed to claim a deduction for a donation to a section 18A approved organisation if it is supported by a receipt issued by the organisation. The receipt issued by the organisation must include the following details:

  1. The reference number of the organisation issued to it by the Commissioner for purposes of section 18A;
  2. The date of the receipt of the donation;
  3. The name and address of the organisation issuing the receipt to which enquiries may be directed;
  4. The name and address of the donor;
  5. The amount or nature of the donation if not in cash;
  6. Certification that the receipt is issued for the purpose of section 18A and that the donation will be used exclusively for the activities which are approved for section 18A purposes;
  7. The receipt must be issued in the year when the donation is received by the organisation approved for purposes of section 18A.

These details can be found on the SARS site

Example:

section-18a-cert

Can I donate to anyone outside of my country?

No. Your beneficiary will have to provide banking details local to your country. No international payments will be allowed.

 

Who can I donate to?

You can make donations to anyone EXCEPT:

  • Political parties or affiliated companies
  • Any Religious institutions
  • Government institutions that are not Non-profit organisations
  • Any organisation or company that is operating illegally in any manner whatsoever.
  • Any organisation that has any links to theft, terror or drug or human trafficking.

 

How many donation beneficiaries can I have?

You can have up to FIVE beneficiaries.

 

How long will it take to register a beneficiary?

It will take 3 – 5 working days for South Africa. 3 – 10 working days for the USA.

 

Can I make anonymous donations?

No.

 

Is there a charge for making or receiving a donation ?

No there is no charge.

 

How do I go about changing one or more of my beneficiaries?

You will need to send an email to admin@yummymummyz.co.za requesting the changes.

 

How many times can I change my beneficiaries?

Each beneficiary can be changed once.

 

As a donor, if I wish to claim tax deductions, who can I donate to?

Donor Tax deductions (South Africa)

To whom can you donate? Qualifying organisations

 

UNITED STATES

 

 

 

 

FAQ Selling

How are sales processed?

When someone makes a purchase from your store, you’ll immediately receive an email notification of the purchase. It will include all the order details, and give you a link to view the order on your account. At this point, payment has been made (through a secure payment gateway), so you can go ahead and process the order from your side, safe in the knowledge that it’s been paid for. Which brings us to…

 

How do I get paid out for sales?

We do payouts every Tuesday directly into your bank account.

 

Why am I charged commission on my shipping costs?

We charge commission on the final order total, which does include the cost of the shipping. You will find that all other marketplaces do the same. There are three reasons for this:

  1. First being, we ourselves get charged a transaction fee on the total amount from the banks – they don’t discount for the cost of shipping from processing charges, for which we pay a percentage of the total amount being processed..
  2. The second reason is that if we didn’t charge commission on shipping, we would be effectively penalising the designers who subsidise the shipping costs or offer their customers free postage.
  3. Third, if we didn’t charge commission on shipping we run the risk of people abusing the system by hiking up their shipping fee and lowering their item price. Besides hurting Yummymummyz as a small business too, it would turn customers away in a hurry, because they hate having to pay extra for shipping.
  4. We hope that this makes sense and you understand. It’s unfortunate, but also necessary.

FAQ Buying

As soon as I add a product of one currency to my cart, all products of other currencies are greyed out. Why?

The limitation of a single currency purchase is to streamline the checkout process. Once your cart has been cleared you can continue shopping in another currency

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Why am I being charged shipping twice?

If you have added two products from two different stores to your cart, you will be charged shipping from each store.