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  • Charities tables

    To be a charity, an organisation must be not-for-profit, have a charitable purpose and be for the public benefit (other than where the charitable purpose is the relief of poverty). A charity may be entitled to seek endorsement from the ATO for various concessions.

    The Charities section contains the following tables:

    We also have a set of more detailed tables available, in the form of Excel spreadsheets, containing charities data at a much finer level.

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    Data presented in this section includes active tax concession charities as at 31 October each year.

    The number of charities has been rounded to the nearest 5 and totals may differ from the sum of components, due to rounding.

    Table 41: Tax concession charities by entity type

    Entity type

    31 Oct 2012

    no.

    31 Oct 2013

    no.

    31 Oct 2014

    no.

    Charitable institution

    40,070

    41,180

    42,690

    Public benevolent institution

    8,910

    9,160

    9,380

    Charitable fund

    6,040

    6,015

    6,840

    Health promotion charity

    1,255

    1,370

    1,550

    Total

    56,280

    57,730

    60,460

    Table 42: Tax concessions of charities, by main charitable purpose, as at 31 October 2014

    Main charitable purpose

    Number of tax concession charities

    Number of FBT exempt

    Number of FBT rebatable

    Number of GST concession

    Social and community welfare

    24,155

    8,855

    11,715

    23,495

    Religion

    14,270

    0

    13,080

    13,840

    Education

    10,320

    5

    8,810

    9,880

    Health

    3,135

    1,710

    515

    2,885

    Culture

    1,770

    0

    1,390

    1,620

    Natural environment

    720

    0

    555

    655

    Other

    6,090

    0

    3,685

    5,285

    Total

    60,460

    10,565

    39,755

    57,665

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