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Cultural Gifts Program 2021/22

This is a preview of the Cultural Gifts Application Form 2021/22 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, the donation must be valued by at least two independent valuers who are approved by the Department to value the kind of property being gifted. The donors can then claim the average of the valuations as the tax deduction. For donors, the market value of the gift and the cost of obtaining the valuation are tax deductible, deductions can be spread over five income years.

Please note donors should seek professional tax advice in relation to their donation

Further information about the program can be found here.

Please note:

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications 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

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

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

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

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