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Cultural Gifts Program 2019/20

This is a preview of the Cultural Gifts Program Application Form 2019/20 form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

Cultural Gifts Program

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The Cultural Gifts Program offers tax incentives to encourage people to donate cultural items to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives in Australia. Donations can include visual and decorative arts, Indigenous arts and cultural artefacts, social history and scientific collections, and archival material (among other things).

Donors can claim the GST inclusive market value of the gift as a deduction from their taxable income. To make a claim, a donor must receive at least two independent valuations from valuers that are approved by the Department to value the kind of property being gifted. They can then claim the average of the valuations as the tax deduction.

Further information about the program can be found here.

Please note:

The Department of Communications and the Arts uses this form to collect some personal information that is required to process this application under the Cultural Gifts Program. Your information may be provided to one of our Expert Advisors if we require further technical advice about the donation, or to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in order to seek advice or guidance in assessing this submission, or in the event we refer this submission for a determination by the Commissioner of Taxation. Your name, contact details and other personal information will not be provided to any other person or organisation unless it is required by law. For further information about our privacy obligations, (including in relation to how to access or correct  personal information or make a complaint) and our contact details for privacy matters, please see our Privacy Policy

Is your organisation registered as a CGP participating institution? * Required
If no, your donation cannot proceed until you have registered with the Department as a participating institution. Please contact 02 6271 7106 or to discuss how you can register as participating institution.

This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Is your organisation registered as a CGP participating institution?" on page 1

Does your organisation have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status for Item 1 and Item 4? * Required

This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Does your organisation have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status for Item 1 and Item 4?" on page 1

To participate in the Cultural Gifts Program, your organisation must have DGR status for items 1 and 4. Contact the ATO to obtain DGR status Item 1 and Item 4.

ATO non-profit info telephone: 1300 130 248, select item 3 to speak to an ATO officer.

For web, inquiries click here

Enter the search term – 52593

Select-  DGR Table / Australian Taxation Office

             DGR table of categories able to obtain DGR endorsement             

Select - cultural organisations
From table select Type 12.1.2 Public Library, 12.1.3 Public Museum, 12.1.4 Public art gallery or 12.1.5 Institution consisting of a public library, public museum, and public art gallery or of any two of them.