Payroll giving: employers

Payroll giving allows your employees to donate to the Malaghan Institute directly from their pay.

Download the payroll giving employer form.

What is payroll giving?

It's a convenient and simple donation option that allows employees to receive immediate tax credits from their donations. Payroll giving also eliminated the need to collect receipts and wait until the end of the year to claim tax credits.

How it works

Payroll giving is easy. As an employer, you deduct your employees' nominated donations from their pre-tax pay, reduce PAYE by the appropriate tax credit (calculated at 33.33 cents per dollar), then forward the donations to the Malaghan Institute.


The Malaghan Institute is an IRD-approved donee organisation. Visit for more information.

Why offer payroll giving?

Payroll giving is an effective way to support and encourage philanthropic giving, offering both tax and administrative benefits for employees.

Increasingly, people align their consumer habits and employment decisions with organisations that show a significant level of philanthropic engagement with the wider community.

Why support the Malaghan Institute?

"From benchtop to bedside" - translating research and discovery to impactful medical advancements is the core philosophic drive at the Malaghan Institute.

The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand's leading independent biomedical research institute. For more than 50 years, we've been delivering cutting-edge research to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. Our research focuses on harnessing the innate power of the body's own defence mechanism - the immune system - to treat and cure some of our most devastating diseases.

All donations to the Malaghan Institute go directly towards our research programmes, which include:

- Cancer

- Asthma & allergy

- Gut health

- Brain health

- Multiple sclerosis

- Parasitic disease

Setting up payroll giving

To set up payroll giving your organisation will need to:

- ensure your payroll system is payroll giving compliant

- complete the payroll giving employer form

- encourage employees to complete payroll giving donor forms

- regularly deduct the requested donation amount from your employees pay

- pass on donations to the Malaghan Institute as per IRD guidelines (IRD 617)

Download the employer form, then send the completed form in to the team at the Malaghan Institute or contact us directly at or +64 4 499 6914.