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  • DGR reforms delayed

    Reforms to streamline the administration and oversight of deductible gift recipient (DGR) organisations, due to begin on 1 July 2020, have been delayed.

    The plan to introduce the legislative amendments to parliament was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This means the following three reforms will not proceed until the tax law is amended and passed through parliament:

    • the requirement for non- government DGRs to register as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
    • the transfer of the administration of the four DGR registers to the ATO and ACNC, and
    • the removal of certain public fund requirements for DGRs.

    Although there is no timeframe for when the announced changes will become law, DGRs not already registered as charities can register with the ACNC at any time to be ready for when these amendments are legislated.

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    Last modified: 27 May 2020QC 62749