Federal Budget 2021-22: New Online System for Not-For-Profit tax compliance
Tax Law - 12 May 2021
If you are a not-for-profit entity, the 2021-2022 Budget announcement has implications on your income tax compliance. The income tax exemptions claimed by not-for-profit entities will become more transparent with the Government funding a new online system to assess income tax exemptions.
Currently non-charitable not-for-profit entities can self-assess their eligibility for income tax exemptions at any time, with no obligation to report the outcome of the self-assessment to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
In the Budget, the Government announced funding of $1.9 million to the ATO to develop an online system to enhance transparency. With effect from 1 July 2023, an income tax exempt not-for-profit entity with an active ABN will be required to submit an online annual self-review form, including the supporting documentation and information used in the self-review process.
The ATO will be able to use this information and documentation to confirm the self-review process, ensuring the integrity of the not-for-profit income tax concessions.
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