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Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia

Monthly Archives: December 2011

Government Reforms of NFP Sector Abound

Posted in Compliance, Governance, Tax Exemptions & DGR Status

The Federal Government has been working on the reform of the Charities and Not-For-Profit sector arduously before the Christmas break. In particular, the Government has released: a consultation paper reviewing Not-For-Profit governance arrangements (submissions due 20 January 2012); an exposure draft of legislation to create the ACNC (submissions due 20 January 2012); a draft tax ruling… Continue Reading

Are you a Public Benevolent Institution?

Posted in Tax Exemptions & DGR Status

Many have an opinion about which charitable causes are more worthy of government support than others. However, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has issued definite guidelines about which charities qualify as Public Benevolent Institutions (PBIs) and “deductible gift recipients” (DGRs) and can therefore grant tax deductible receipts to their donors. This is a critical endorsement for… Continue Reading