In addition to tax concessions, charities registered with the ACNC may be eligible to:
receive concessions or other benefits under Commonwealth laws, or
- to provide certain services that allow eligible people who receive these services access to certain benefits.
The concessions and benefits include the following:
- Classification Board fee waiver – A registered charity may be able to get a waiver from fees for applications to the Classification Board or the Classification Review Board, available at the discretion of the Director or Convenor (as long as other requirements are met)
- Customs import duty concession - There may be duty concessions for any goods donated to your registered charity by an overseas person, organisation or company
- Financial assistance for disability services - If they are eligible services, registered charities may be able to apply for financial assistance for the provision of certain disability services (including employment and advocacy) or research and development activities related to disability, without Ministerial approval
- Social security benefits and allowances - If your registered charity:
- offers paid employment to people with disabilities, and this employment is approved as 'sheltered employment', then these employees may be eligible to receive a mobility allowance (if they meet all other requirements)
- co-ordinates or provides residential care to young people and is an approved care organisation, then these young people may, in certain circumstances, attract family tax benefit and, in some cases, receive a double orphan pension
- employs live-in care workers, these workers if eligible, may receive fringe benefit tax (FBT) exemption for accommodation, in relation to the income test for the Commonwealth Senior Health Card, family assistance payments and payments under the Paid Parental Leave scheme. For more information about actual benefits available, visit the Department of Human Services website.