On 15 June 2017 the Commonwealth Treasury issued a discussion paper on potential reforms to Australia’s legal, regulatory and compliance framework for organisations and funds that are endorsed as deductible gift recipients (DGRs).
A DGR endorsed organisation is entitled to provide income tax deductible receipts for philanthropic gifts and donations. Many organisations rely on this status in order to fund the charitable services and public activities that are vital to many communities. There are currently 51 distinct DGR categories in Australian and the initial application process, Government regulator and ongoing eligibility can vary considerably depending on the category concerned.
To view the discussion paper, click here.