Ancillary Fund Returns

Public and private ancillary funds (which are categories of deductible gift recipients) must lodge an annual information return with us, in addition to any requirement to lodge an income tax return.

Even if an ancillary fund is exempt from income tax, it must still lodge an annual information return.

Private ancillary funds

Introduction

This fact sheet explains the deductible gift recipient (DGR) category for private ancillary funds (private AFs) that came into effect on 1 October 2009.

It explains:

  • the requirements for endorsement
  • how to apply for DGR endorsement
  • other issues, such as revocation of endorsement and suspension of trustees
  • the transitional arrangements for existing PPFs.

Publications and contacts for more information are also provided.

What is a DGR?

A DGR is an entity that is entitled to receive income tax deductible gifts.

All DGRs must be endorsed by us, unless they are listed by name in the income tax law.

What is DGR endorsement?

DGR endorsement is the approval process for organisations that want to be endorsed by us as DGRs.

Endorsement as a DGR allows donors to claim tax deductions for most types of gifts or donations they make to your organisation.

From 1 October 2009, prescribed private funds (PPFs) are no longer prescribed in tax law and instead obtain their DGR status through the endorsement process. The category these funds seek DGR endorsement under is the category for private AFs.

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Home Office Expense and Running Cost

You may be entitled to claim deductions for home expenses including a computer, phone or other electronic devices you are required to use for work purposes, as well as a deduction for running costs. As an employee, generally you can’t claim a deduction for occupancy expenses, including rent, mortgage interest, council rates and house insurance premiums. If you are an employee and required to use your computer, phone or other electronic device for work purposes, you may be able to claim a deduction for your costs.

If you perform some of your job from a home office, you may be entitled to a deduction for the costs you gain in running it, including:

  • for home office equipment, such as computers, printers and telephones, the cost (for items costing up to $300) or decline in value (for items costing $300 or more).
  • work-related phone calls (including mobiles) and phone rental (a portion reflecting the share of work-related use of the line) if you can show you
    • are on call, or
    • have to call your employer or clients frequently while you are away from your workplace
  • heating, cooling and lighting
  • the costs of maintenance to your home office furniture and fittings cleaning expenses

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Claim Deductions For Some Expenses

When applying for tax return, you’re allowed to claim deductions for some expenses, most of which are directly related to earning your income.

Here is a list of common work-related expenses that may be able to be claimed, depending on your situation.

  • formal education courses provided by professional associations
  • seminars
  • journals, magazines, books
  • conferences or education workshops
  • tools and equipment
  • union fees
  • overtime meals
  • protective items such as sunscreen and sunglasses
  • computers and software
  • telephone and home office expenses, and
  • premiums on income protection insurance

To claim a work-related deduction:

  • you must have spent the money yourself and weren’t reimbursed
  •  Must be related to your job
  • For prove, person must have record of expenses.

If the cost was for both work and private purposes, you can only claim a deduction for the work-related section.

Income tax is paid on money you receive, such as salary and wages, Centrelink payments, investment income from rent, interest and dividends, and profits from selling shares or property.

You can cut the amount of tax you pay by claiming certain deductions that are directly connected to earning your profits.

When completing your tax return, you’re entitled to claim deductions for some expenses, most of which are straight related to earning your income.

To claim a work-related deduction:

  • you must have spent the money yourself and weren’t reimbursed
  • it must be connected to your job
  • you must have a record to prove it (there are some limited exceptions)

If the expense was for both work and private purposes, you can only claim a deduction for the work-related portion.

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Gifts and Donations

You can only claim a tax deduction for gifts or donations to organisations that have the status of deductible gift recipients (DGRs).

Deductions for gifts are claimed by the person that makes the gift (the donor).

For you to claim a tax deduction for a gift, it must meet four conditions:

  • The gift must be made to a deductible gift recipient. We call entities that are entitled to receive tax deductible gifts ‘deductible gift recipients’ (DGRs).
  • The gift must truly be a gift. A gift is voluntary transfer of money or property where you receive no material benefit or advantage.
  • The gift must be money or property, which includes financial assets such as shares.
  • The gift must comply with any relevant gift conditions. For some DGRs, the income tax law adds extra conditions affecting the types of deductible gifts they can receive.

How much to claim

The amount you can claim depends on the type of gift. For gifts of money, it is the amount of the gift but it must be $2 or more. For gifts of property, there are different rules, depending on the type of property and its value.

A tax deduction for most gifts is claimed in the tax return for the income year in which the gift is made. However, you can elect to spread the tax deduction over five income years in certain circumstances.

Bushfire and flood donations

If you made one or more donations of $2 or more to bucket collections conducted by an approved organisation for bushfire and flood victims, you can claim a tax deduction equal to your contribution without a receipt provided the contribution does not exceed $10.

What you can’t claim

You cannot claim as a gift or donation items that provide you with some personal benefit, such as:

  • raffle or art union tickets
  • items such as chocolates and pens
  • the cost of attending fundraising dinners, even if the cost exceeds the value of the dinner
  • membership fees
  • payments to school building funds made, for example, as an alternative to an increase in school fees
  • payments where you have an understanding with the recipient that the payments will be used to provide a benefit for you.

 

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Deduction that Can Claim

As we all know from 1st of July, we can logged our tax returns and we also can claim some work related expenses which are listed below

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