SUBMISSION TO THE TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIFT RECIPIENT DISCUSSION PAPER

On 15 June 2017 the Australian Government issued a discussion paper to consider 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.

Faith-based charities are the largest group on the ACNC register and so the impact on this group of changes to advocacy law should be uppermost in the government’s mind if changes to the law are anticipated. The reporting of advocacy by Christian charities would not only be burdensome but virtually impossible to do accurately.

With this in mind, the Australian Christian Lobby submitted the following paper to assist in shaping the discussion around tax deductibility for charities.

Click here to read the submission.