Australia: Defining Charity
Last Updated: 18 December 2011

Moore Stephens have written a submission responding to the Treasury consultation paper on "A Definition of Charity". The submission was lodged with Treasury late last week on 8 December 2011.

One of our principal issues with the proposed changes outlined in the consultation paper related to the presumption of public benefit for those charities who fall under the first three heads of the Pemsel?s Case definition of charity being :

  • The relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education &
  • The advancement of religion

Under the proposed changes, these charities would need to demonstrate that they are for the public benefit in order to retain their status as a charity. To download a copy of our submission, please click here.

If you have any queries in relation to this issue and / or our submission, please contact the contributors to the submission (listed below) or your Moore Stephens relationship partner:

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