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  • Charities and deductible gifts


    Charities and deductible gifts chapter


    Charities and deductible gifts detailed tables


    Taxation statistics - whole document


    This chapter provides information about:

    • entities that have applied for and been granted tax concession charity status or deductible gift recipient status
    • private ancillary 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.


    As at the end of October 2010, there were:

    • 53,773 tax concession charities, a 1.9% increase on October 2009
    • 27,028 active deductible gift recipients, a 1.8% increase on October 2009

    For the 2008-09 income year, individuals claimed $2,093 million in deductible gifts, a decrease of 10.8% on the previous year and the first decrease in the last ten years.

    For the 2009-10 financial year, charities claimed $631.9 million in refundable franking credits, an increase of 14.0% on the previous year.

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