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Tax Office Ruling on ‘Charity’ Creates Uncertain State of Limbo

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd November 2011 -  The Australian Tax Office has delivered a new ruling on its view of charities following recent court decisions, forcing it to deliver an interim definition of ‘charity’.…

ATO Releases Self-Governance Checklist for NFPs

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th October 2011 -  The Australian Tax Office has released a checklist to help Not for Profit organisations with their tax and superannuation affairs. The Self-governance checklist for Not for Profit

National Tax Forum Must Consider Social Equity – VCOSS

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th September 2011 -  The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) has urged participants to the October Tax Forum to remember that the point of the tax system is social equity and stability. VCOSS has…

Sector in the Taxman’s Sights – Opinion

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th September 2011 -  Tax not only affects the work of the community sector, but the sector itself. After years of inactivity, it’s now facing significant tax reform and the devil may be in the detail,

Why Does Tax Reform Matter to the Community Sector? – Opinion

Cassandra Goldie, Thursday, 15th September 2011 -  Why does tax reform matter to the community sector, beyond that it allows sufficient revenue to be raised for programs and services? Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)

Harsh Restrictions on NFPs “Snuck” into Draft Tax Legislation

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 18th August 2011 -  New draft tax legislation puts additional harsh restrictions on all Not for Profits, according to a Melbourne taxation expert. Accounting firm, Moore Stephens has written a submission…

New Version of Tax Basics for Not for Profits

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 11th August 2011 -  The Australian Tax Office has released a new version of its Guide to Tax Basics for Not for Profit organisations. The Guide replaces the previous version issued in June 2007. Tax basics

ATO Releases New NFP Guide on Tax Deductibility

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 30th June 2011 -  The Australian Tax Office has released a new version of its GiftPack guide to help Not for Profits understand what to do if they want to receive tax-deductible gifts. The new Guide replaces…

Tax Ruling Tough on NFPs

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd June 2011 -   
A Melbourne taxation expert on Not for Profit issues has warned that the Australian Tax Office has ‘subsidiary entities’ and in particular Not for Profit Clubs

Court Confirms Tax Exempt Community Bank

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th April 2011 -  A Full Federal Court decision confirming that a community bank was exempt from paying income tax as a community service has wide implications for the Not for Profit sector, according…

NFP Demand for Pro Bono Advice Far Exceeds Supply: Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 14th December 2010 -  Australian law firms are receiving more requests for pro bono legal advice than they can provide, according to a national survey. The Report on the National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey

Tax Laws Affecting NFPs Pass Through Parliament

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th November 2010 -  Volunteer fire brigades and other new deductible gift recipients, including the Mary MacKillop Canonisation Gift Fund, are among several organisations that will benefit from…
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