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What is DGR and TCC?

Grant providers require applicants to have either Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) or Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.

A DGR is an organisation that is entitled to receive income tax deductible gifts and deductible contributions. 

There are two types of DGR endorsement:

  • An entity that has DGR endorsement in its own right.
  • An entity that is only a DGR in relation to a fund, authority or institution it operates. In this instance, only gifts to the fund , authority or institution are tax deductible.

To become a DGR, your organisation needs to fit the requirements set down in law and be endorsed as a DGR by the Australian Tax Office.

You can find out if your organisation is eligible for DGR endorsement on the Australian Tax Office website.

A TCC is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office to access one or more of the following tax concessions:

  • Income tax exemption
  • Goods and services tax (GST) charity concessions
  • Fringe benefits tax (FBT) rebate
  • FBT exemption.

You can find out more information on the Australian Tax Office website.

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