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Tax Benefits


Publishing Date: 3/4/2016 4:00 AM

​The University of Johannesburg is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) in terms of the Income Tax Act (Section 30). This means that a taxpayer (individual, trust or company) making a bona fide donation to a section 18A approved organisation is entitled to a deduction from the taxpayer’s taxable income.

Dedicate your tax to UJ's students, equipment or infrastructure

In effect the amount you give to the UJ becomes the amount of your tax you decide to dedicate to student education. Education remains one of the best ways to elevate society.

It is also possible to reduce your overall tax payable, depending on your tax bracket and the amounts given over the tax year. Talk to your financial planner or tax consultant to determine what contribution will fit your needs.

What you need to know

Please note that the donations paid during the tax year may not exceed 10% of the taxable income of the taxpayer as calculated before allowing any deduction under section 18A.

Furthermore, there must be no quid pro quo, no reciprocal obligations and no personal benefit for the donor. If the donee gives any consideration at all it is not a donation, i.e. it should be a “no strings attached” donation.

Getting a correct tax certificate

To reflect all your giving transactions on your tax certificate, we need certain information every time you give. To see what is needed, follow this link

Ways of giving

You can give using an EFT, a credit card or a debit order (UJ Staff).

For an overview, follow this link​​