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Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Opportunities

15 June 2017 | Discussion Paper

This discussion paper considers potential reforms to the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) tax arrangements. DGR status allows an organisation to receive gifts and contributions for which donors are able to claim a tax deduction. The DGR tax arrangements are intended to encourage philanthropy and provide support for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. This paper outlines a number of proposals to strengthen the DGR governance arrangements, reduce administrative complexity and ensure that an organisation’s eligibility for DGR status is up to date. Interested parties are invited to comment on the proposals outlined in this paper.

Making a Submission

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

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Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

Closing date for submissions: Friday, 14 July 2017

Address written submissions to:

Senior Adviser
Individual and Indirect Tax Division

The Treasury
Langton Crescent
PARKES ACT 2600

For enquiries please call Susan Bultitude on +61 2 6263 4413.

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