Charitable Organisation Status and Beneficial Organisation Determination Application

About this form

Under ACT tax laws, an organisation is a charity - and therefore eligible for tax exemptions - if its purpose is religious, educational, benevolent or charitable. According to the new legislative amendments, however, charities for ACT tax purposes now also exclude chambers of commerce, commercial and industry peak bodies, professional organisations and organisations that engage in political lobbying. These organisations must pay tax to the ACT Government whether or not they are considered charities by the Commonwealth or another State or Territory.

If an organisation is run for the profit or benefit of its members, the ACT does not consider it a charitable organisation for tax purposes. The ACT also doesn’t consider 'excluded organisations' as charities unless the Commissioner for ACT Revenue has granted a beneficial organisation determination (BOD) and that BOD is in force.


Please note: 

If you are a solicitor or agent lodging on behalf of a client you will need to print the applicable declaration for your client to complete and sign, which much be scanned and attached to this submission.

If you are a self lodger and your transaction involves more than one buyer or applicant, additional declarations will need to be printed, completed and attached to this submission.


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