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Donations and Bequests

Donations

All donations made to TDSA are NOT tax deductible, yet contribute in a very practical way given much of our support and services to Queenslanders and third sector transport agencies are unfunded.

What is a Bequest?

A bequest is a gift made in a will. A bequest can consist of money, property or an estate. You can make bequests to individuals, companies, associations or charities. A bequest is a gift that lasts longer than a lifetime. Making a bequest to the Transport Development and Solutions Alliance will ensure that we can continue to provide outstanding services for the community. Bequests can be large or small and will impact many individual’s lives in a positive way.

What will my Bequest be used for?

A bequest made to the TDSA can be used to support a number of different activities which we more importantly like to offer if only we had the money:

  • Convening regional network meetings. Currently costs are the sole issue in being able to provide these meetings anywhere outside of the current Brisbane base
  • Develop resources needed by community providers, for example, a resource kit in completing Operator Accreditation and Driver Authorisation

You can choose how your bequest is used!! You have the choice of dedicating your bequest to a specific program, area or activity that you are passionate about. Or you can make a general bequest that benefits all of our services. It is up to you!

Will my bequest be acknowledged?

If you decide to make a bequest to the TDSA you will be asked whether you would like your bequest acknowledged. If you decide that you would like your bequest acknowledged, TDSA will contact you in order to discuss the best way to do this.

How do I make a bequest?

If you are planning to leave a bequest, we advise you to seek the advice of your solicitor or trustee. However, the following wording can be included in your will.

Suggested wording for General or Specific bequest
“I give sum of/percentage* (the actual amount written in words and in numbers) to the Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Association Inc. A.B.N 87 944 092 271to be applied for the general charitable purposes (or specific purposes) of the Transport Development and Solutions Inc. and in respect of such legacy.

I declare as follows:

  • A general charitable intent shall apply;
  • The receipt signed by a person authorised from the Transport Development and Solutions Inc.shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees; and
  • My executors and trustees shall not be obliged to see or enquire into the application of money or assets, the subject of such legacy.”
[*delete whichever is not applicable]

Are there different types of bequests?

Yes.
General bequest: Involves a percentage of an estate or money to be donated.
Specific bequest: Requires bequeathers to detail the exact property or belongings they wish to donate.
Residuary bequest: Involves distributing the remainder of an estate after all debts, taxes and expenses are paid.
If you are planning to leave us a bequest, please let us know by contacting us.