Notice to Financial Donors
18 Feb 2021 - For those under the Direct Debit Donor Programme
As part of global efforts to reduce environmental impact, from 2021 onwards, all printed Tax Deductible Receipts (TDR) will be converted to an e-version, which will be sent out via email.
You will receive your e-Tax Deductible Receipt (e-TDR) by March 2021, in a PDF attachment encrypted with a password consisting of the last 4-characters of your FIN/NRIC/Company's registration number.
IMPORTANT: To avoid sending your e-TDR automatically to the junk/spam mail folder, please add this email address BMDP@tdr.sgdonationreceipt.com to your Address Book and/or the "Approved Sender" list.
(Your tax deductions will still automatically be reflected in your IRAS tax assessment. The e-TDR is only for your personal records.)
If you have changed your current email address, please update us at email@example.com or call +65 6323 2012 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm, except Public Holidays) to ensure uninterrupted delivery of your e-TDR.
Safer Giving Campaign
To donate with confidence, always “ASK, CHECK, GIVE”!
The Safer Giving Campaign was launched by the Commissioner of Charities in September 2018 to empower members of the public to ASK, CHECK before they GIVE to charities. The commissioner, Dr Ang Hak Seng said, “As more people do their checks, it is harder to abuse the system. When donors have more trust (in fund-raising appeals), they will also give more.”
Charities welcomed this new campaign as it will boost donors’ confidence in giving if they did their checks. The public are encouraged to do the following before donating;
ASK – Some questions to ask before giving
- Who are the beneficiaries?
- What will my donation be used for?
- How can I receive my updates?
CHECK – How to check if the fund-raiser is legitimate
- Go to the Commissioner of Charities website charities.gov.sg to find out if the group is registered as a charity.
- Use your phone to scan the QR code on the fund-raising permit which the fund-raiser carries to find out if the charity has a valid permit to raise funds from the public.
- SMS Verification Service by Charities Unit, MCCY: SMS "FR" to 79777.
GIVE – Donate with confidence
The public can now pledge their donation with confidence. When in doubt, they should contact or find out more about the charity. They must never feel pressurised to give.