The Tableland Christian Radio Association has received an early Christmas gift, after being included on the Register of Cultural Organisations and endorsed as a deductible gift recipient.
Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald congratulated the organisation on the announcement, which he said may now open up new avenues of support.
“This is welcome news for the Tableland Christian Radio Association and its fundraising efforts, as it means donors will now be able to claim a tax deduction for their donations,” Senator Macdonald said.
“Not only will it help ensure the group’s continued operation, it may hopefully encourage individuals and businesses to give more generously,” Senator Macdonald said.
Minister for the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, said the Register of Cultural Organisations is an important Australian Government initiative to encourage private sector support for the arts, as well as encouraging the general public to contribute to the nation’s cultural life.
“Art enriches the social, cultural and economic life of our communities and the Register is an important way for cultural organisations to attract support from businesses and individuals,” Minister Fifield said.
The Register assists Australia’s arts and cultural organisations to seek financial support by qualifying them as deductible gift recipients, enabling them to receive tax deductible donations of cash and certain property.
It was established in 1991 and there are now more than 1700 organisations listed. Organisations on the Register have reported receiving more than $120million in tax-deductible donations in 2016.
Information on the eligibility and the guide are available at https://www.arts.gov.au/what-we-do/cultural-heritage/register-cultural-organisations.