DGR – Deductible Gift Recipient


Organisations that are endorsed as Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs) are entitled to receive gifts which are deductible from the donor’s income tax. DGRs are either: endorsed by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and fall in a general DGR category or, in exceptional cases, listed by name in the tax law.

There are specific requirements an organisation has to meet before being endorsed by the ATO as a DGR.

The process of endorsing a charity for DGR status is managed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).


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