FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES TSEM RINPOCHE FOUNDATION DO?
Education is the best antidote to poverty. We give underprivileged students the opportunity for advancement in society by providing the necessities they need to achieve academic success.
We are committed to keeping Mother Nature pristine and green through community-driven tree-planting and cleanup programmes.
- ANIMAL CARE
We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted, abandoned or abused animals. Our care programmes provide rescued animals with the life they deserve, a happy one free from fear and pain.
HOW DOES TSEM RINPOCHE FOUNDATION OPERATE?
Our funds come from individual donors, organisations and corporate bodies. Our workforce is driven largely by volunteers.
We work with a variety of organisations which include charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), peer foundations and other funders.
HOW CAN I HELP?
It’s easy to get involved. Apart from monetary contributions, we also seek to create partnerships with like-minded individuals and organisations, leveraging on each other’s strengths to reach out to even more communities in need. These are just some of the ways you can get involved:
- Be a donor
- Be a partner
- Be a volunteer
HOW ELSE CAN I SUPPORT YOUR WORK?
Here are more ways in which you can help:
- Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date with our work.
- Tell your friends and family and get them involved too.
- Spread the word. Create buzz on your social networks.
- Raise funds for our causes.
- Connect us with organisations and corporations who would be a good match for our philosophies.
TAX EXEMPTION & DEDUCTION
IS TSEM RINPOCHE FOUNDATION TAX-EXEMPT?
Yes, Tsem Rinpoche Foundation was granted tax-exemption status in early 2016 under subsection 44(6) of The Malaysian Income Tax Act 1967.
WHAT DOES TAX-EXEMPTION MEAN FOR BENEFICIARIES?
As Tsem Rinpoche Foundation is approved under subsection 44(6), we are automatically granted tax exemption on our income (except dividend income) under paragraph 13, Schedule 6 of the Income Tax Act 1967, Malaysia. This means that instead of redirecting a percentage of our income to taxes, every cent we receive from kind donors is available to fund worthy causes.
WHAT DOES TAX-EXEMPTION MEAN FOR DONORS?
Donors to Tsem Rinpoche Foundation qualify for a tax deduction in respect of their donation in computing their aggregate income. However, it must be noted that only cash donations supported by official receipts will qualify for tax deduction. Donations in kind (e.g. food, clothing, computers, property, shares and building materials) do not qualify for tax deduction.
HOW CAN I GET A RECEIPT FOR TAX PURPOSES?
If you have not received an official receipt for your donation, email us at info[at]tsemrinpochefoundation[dot]com to request an official receipt.
APPLYING FOR AID
WHO CAN APPLY FOR AID?
Tsem Rinpoche Foundation considers aid applications for deserving cases falling under any of our three pillars i.e. education, environment and animal care. If you are uncertain whether your case qualifies, please contact us and we will get back to you.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR AID?
Email your application to info[at]tsemrinpochefoundation[dot]com citing reasons why aid is needed along with relevant supporting documents.
WHEN MUST I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?
Aid applications are accepted all year round. Time-sensitive applications should be submitted at least six months in advance.
WHAT DOES TSEM RINPOCHE FOUNDATION NOT FUND?
Tsem Rinpoche Foundation will not fund political activities or activities that negatively impact the community, animals and the environment.