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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
    • 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 2009, there were:

    • 52,775 tax concession charities, a 2.1% increase on October 2008
    • 26,549 active deductible gift recipients, a 5.0% increase on October 2008

    For the 2007-08 income year, individuals claimed $2,346 million in deductible gifts, an increase of 24.5% on the previous year.

    For the 2008-09 financial year, charities claimed $554.2 million in refundable franking credits, an increase of 48.5% on the previous year.

      Last modified: 24 Mar 2010QC 22511