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Government extends charity registration requirement for DGRs


27 September 2021 at 5:35 pm
Luke Michael
Existing DGR organisations will have 12 months to register as a charity, if they haven’t already 


Luke Michael | 27 September 2021 at 5:35 pm


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27 September 2021 at 5:35 pm

Existing DGR organisations will have 12 months to register as a charity, if they haven’t already 

Almost all organisations seeking deductible gift recipient (DGR) status will soon need to register as a charity, under recently amended legislation. 

While 41 of the 52 general categories of DGRs already require charity registration, the amendment extends this to the remaining 11 categories – including areas such as emergency services, school building and hospitals.

The change comes into effect on 14 December, but will not impact ancillary funds or DGRs specifically listed in tax law.

Organisations that applied for, or were endorsed for DGR status before 14 December, are automatically given a 12-month general transition period to comply with the changes. 

If more time is needed, organisations can apply to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) before 14 December 2022 for a three-year extension.

You find out more here.  


Luke Michael  |  Journalist  |  @luke_michael96

Luke Michael is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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