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UPDATE 19 May 2020: COVID-19 – Information for Charities and Not-for-Profits

May 2020

In this piece, Alex Milner and Seak-King Huang (Partners) gather together and update what they hope will be useful information for charities and not-for-profits under several topics in the context of COVID-19.

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Treasury has recently published an Exposure Draft of its proposals to reform the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) to require non-Government Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipients (DGR) to register as charities. These reforms are part of the Commonwealth Government’s recent initiatives to reform and simplify DGRs, as proposed in its 2017-2018 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.    Read more →
We have listed the measures in the Federal Budget 2020-21 delivered by the Treasurer on 6 October 2020 that are relevant to charities, not-for-profits and philanthropic organisations.    Read more →
A Bill to implement a new Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) category for Community Sheds has recently been introduced by the Australian Government. This new category implements the Australian Government’s announcement in its 2019-20 Budget that a new DGR general category would be created to enable Men’s Sheds and Women’s Sheds to access the DGR endorsement.    Read more →