Apparently, the Australian version of 60 Minutes is doing a story about how the Church is aggressively (fraudulently?) avoiding taxes on its for-profit businesses (or something. I don't know what the specific allegations are). Is this real? Does anybody know anything about this?
In our case, our end of financial year tax statement had wording to the effect of "75% of tithing and 100% of fast offering is deductable". But the church calculated the amount we could deduct and just gave us a number to put into our tax forms.
I'm not sure how it works with other organisations. Except for bucket donations (where you drop some coins etc into the bucket that the salvation army etc have at their appeals), organisations give you a donation receipt with how much you can claim.