Reforms to the administration and oversight of organisations with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status were announced by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP.
All non-government DGRs will be automatically registered as a charity with the ACNC from 1 July 2019 with a 12-month transitional period to assist current non-charity DGRs with compliance. The ATO will have the power to exempt DGRs from this requirement in certain circumstances. Public fund requirements will be abolished.
The DGR registers and Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme will be integrated with the ACNC charity register and duplicative reporting requirements will be abolished. The ACNC will also provide a central location for applications and reporting and will work with the ATO to provide a streamlined experience.
More information can be found here.