Looking to make a donation to charity? Some donations to charity can be claimed as tax deductions on your individual tax return each year.
For a donation to be tax deductible, it must be made to an organisation endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), and must be a genuine gift – you cannot receive any benefit from the donation. This means that purchases from a charity that involve raffle tickets, items or food cannot be claimed as tax deductible gifts.
To determine if a charity has DGR endorsement, visit the ACNC Charity Register. When you locate the charity you’re interested in, open their Charity Register page and in the right-hand corner there will be an icon that asks “Will my donation be tax deductible?”
This link takes you to ABN Lookup, an online service which allows you to check the registration details of any organisation with an Australian Business Number (ABN) – including their tax concessions and whether they are endorsed as a deductible gift recipient.
When you’ve opened the record of your charity of choice on ABN Lookup, simply scroll to the heading ‘Deductible Gift Recipient status’ to determine if your donation will be tax deductible.