New charity statistics

The Australian Taxation Office has released Taxation Statistics 2006-2007, including (for only the second time) a chapter on charities. Among the more interesting statistics:

  • In the 06-07 income year individuals claimed $1,885 million in deductible gifts - a 21% increase on the year before.
  • In the 07-08 financial year charities claimed $373.3 million in refundable franking credits - an increase of 12% on the previous year.
  • Number of TCCs is up 2% to 51,671 and of active DGRs is up 3.7% to 25,292

The stats are available at http://ato.gov.au/corporate/content.asp?doc=/content/00177078.htm&page=45&H45, including links to detailed tables listing individual gifts by state and amount claimed, franking credits claimed by charities, and individual gifts as a percentage of income.

It will be interesting to see what the corresponding figures are for the current financial year, with the effects of the global financial crisis.

Mar. 30, 2009

 Tags: research & information, government, general

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