What DGR tax changes will mean to arts orgs

To receive financial gifts organisations must be registered as a charity now. Make sure you're up to date with the new changes.
A drawing of a calculator and receipts labelled TAX

In December 2021 a change was made to Australian tax law that stipulated that all non-government, not-for-profit organisations will now need to be registered as a charity with the ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) to be endorsed as a DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient).

Sounds like a simple paper shuffle, right? Yes, and no.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina