On 19 January, Treasury released for public consultation the exposure draft legislation and explanatory material for the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers Reform measure.
There are currently 52 categories of DGR set out in the gift provisions (Division 30) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Of these categories, 4 are currently administered by portfolio agencies.
This reform is intended to transfer administration of the 4 unique DGR categories from portfolio agencies to us. We would gain responsibility for assessing eligibility for the 4 unique DGR categories, consistent with the 48 other DGR general categories. We would continue to be responsible for the endorsement of all 52 DGR categories.
This change is intended to make all DGR categories consistent in administration, reduce red tape imposed on endorsed organisations, and simplify the application process for organisations seeking DGR status.
The consultation period is open until 19 February. Visit Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers ReformExternal Link to access the consultation papers and submit your feedback.Treasury is consulting on the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers Reform measure until 19 February 2023.