Grant Terminology

DGR & TCC status

Many 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. Can your organisation issue a tax receipt for donations? If so, you probably have the DGR status required for some grant applications.

To find out for certain, you can do an ABN Lookup here. Check under Deductible Gift Recipient status. DGR1 organisations are covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

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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