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    This chapter provides information about:

    • entities that have applied for and been granted tax concession charity status or deductible gift recipient status
    • prescribed private funds donations and distributions, and
    • the amounts claimed by individuals for donations to deductible gift recipients.

    Information on endorsed income tax exempt entities and deductible gift recipients that have claimed refundable franking credits from the ATO is also provided.

    OVERVIEW

    As at the end of October 2008, there were:

    • 51,671 tax concession charities, a 2.1% increase, and
    • 25,292 active deductible gift recipients, a 3.7% increase.
    • For the 2006-07 income year, individuals claimed $1,885 million in deductible gifts, an increase of 21.1% on the previous year.
    • For the 2007-08 financial year, charities claimed $373.3 million in refundable franking credits, an increase of 12.1% on the previous year.
     
      Last modified: 18 Mar 2009QC 21490