Media Release

Deductible Gift Recipient Discussion Paper

MC 32/17

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Acting Minister for Revenue and Financial Services
Senator for Western Australia

15 June 2017

In recognition of Government assistance and the benefits deductible gift recipient (DGR) organisations provide, the Government wants to ensure that compliance arrangements support continued trust and confidence in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, while also minimising the burden of red tape.

A discussion paper outlining a number of proposals to strengthen DGR governance arrangements, reduce administrative complexity and ensure that an organisation’s eligibility for DGR status is up to date is now available for comment.

There are around 28,000 DGR organisations in Australia. DGR status entitles donors to claim tax deductions on their donations. These tax concessions are in excess of $1.3 billion per year and are a significant part of the Government’s efforts to encourage philanthropy and provide support for the NFP sector.

The Government encourages all interested parties to make a submission to the discussion paper by 14 July 2017.

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