From 1 July 2023, non-charitable not-for-profits (NFPs) with an active Australian Business Number will be required to provide information to the ATO on how they have self-assessed their eligibility for income tax exemptions.
NFPs can currently self-assess their eligibility for income tax exemptions without an obligation to report to the Tax Office.
As part of the federal budget, the ATO will now receive an additional $1.9 million to build a new online system to allow NFPs to submit online annual self-review forms with the information they ordinarily use to self-assess their eligibility for the exemption.
The government believes the measure will ensure that only eligible NFPs are accessing income tax exemptions.
More to come.
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