Believe it or not, there are some places in the world where your offerings at church are tax deductible. This has resulted in a steady stream of searches coming through to InFocus with people trying to find out if this is true in Australia.
The simple answer is “no.”
While the Australian Taxation Office grants tax deductible status to some organisations, churches are not normally one of them. The exception to this is when a church has a fund for educational or community purposes (such as building a community centre or an educational building). In that case, the fund can be established as a charity and DGR status applied for. Such a fund will provide a receipt at the end of each financial year outlining the amount you are allowed to deduct.
Grace to you.