Upcoming Changes in DGR Registration Administration

Upcoming Changes in DGR Registration Administration

Beginning on 1 January 2024, the ATO is set to take charge of the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers Reform, consolidating administrative responsibility for four distinct DGR categories previously managed by other government departments.

This shift not only centralises the process but also eliminates the need for separate registers within each of the four government departments. With the existing administration of 48 out of the 52 DGR general categories, this change positions the ATO as the primary authority for assessing and managing all DGR categories.

As of the mentioned date, the ATO will oversee eligibility assessments for DGR endorsement in the following categories:

  • Cultural organisations
  • Environmental organisations
  • Harm prevention charities
  • Developing country relief funds or organisations (formerly known as overseas aid funds)

The transition of administrative responsibility ensures a more streamlined, simplified and expedited application process, maintaining consistency across all DGR categories.

For organisations currently endorsed in one of the four unique DGR categories, ongoing endorsement will be granted, provided they continue to meet eligibility criteria.

Organisations with pending applications under the jurisdiction of the four government departments will experience a seamless transition, with their applications automatically transferred to the ATO as of 1 January 2024.

However, organisations yet to initiate the application process can only apply through the ATO starting from the aforementioned date. The reforms aim to enhance efficiency and coherence in the DGR registration process.

For more information, speak with your Simmons Livingstone advisor on 1800 618 800 or via email at admin@simmonslivingstone.com.au.

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