Our DGR Tool will help you work out:
What DGR status is and how could it benefit your not-for-profit?
We’ll explore what DGR status is, and how it can help your not-for-profit raise vital funds.
Is your organisation eligible to apply?
Our tool will ask you a few simple questions to help you determine whether your not-for-profit meets the eligibility requirements for DGR endorsement.
What are the common DGR categories your organisation could apply under?
Our tool will then ask you about your not-for-profit’s activities or purposes to find out whether your organisation is likely to fit into a common DGR categories.
How our tool works
Taking 20 minutes, our online tool asks all the questions a lawyer would – in simple, plain English – then generates a tailored, downloadable report that summarises the information given in the tool.
Easy to understand
Tax laws are complicated, especially in this area. A lot of the language is old fashioned and can be daunting. Our tool is written in plain language to help make sense of complex laws.
Free to use
We know how costly legal information can be. That’s why we’ve created this free tool – to help your organisation get started with DGR endorsement.
We have included links to other resources and to where you can get more free help, as well as clear steps of what to do next.
Why DGR endorsement is important for your not-for-profit
A deductible gift recipient is an organisation endorsed (or officially recognised) by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) with a ‘special tax status’.
Once an organisation has DGR status, people who make gifts or donations to that organisation can claim a tax deduction on those donations so long as they meet the relevant conditions. Organisations with DGR status may also be eligible to receive funds from certain grant makers and philanthropic bodies that only fund DGR endorsed organisations.
To help your organisation raise much-needed funds for your services, it’s vital that you understand whether your organisation is eligible for DGR status, and what the requirements are for particular DGR categories.
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