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23rd September 2013

The lowdown on ‘DGR’ – what is it, do I really need it, how do I get it and why might I have been unsuccessful?

23rd September 2013

By Darren Fittler

Darren gives some tips to be used when applying for Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement, explores the question of how important DGR endorsement is and provides some reasons why some not-for-profit organisations get it and some don’t. This article first appeared in the Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal and Accounting Almanac 2012, produced by The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and published in June 2013.

9th July 2013

The unrelated business income tax

9th July 2013

By Darren Fittler

The better targeting of tax concessions — also sometimes referred to using the terminology adopted in the United States as the ‘unrelated business income tax’ (UBIT) — is, as the name suggests, tax on income earned by an income tax-exempt not-for-profit (NFP) organisation through commercial activities that are not related to its altruistic purpose. This article was first published in the July 2013 issue of Keeping good companies, the journal of Chartered Secretaries Australia.

17th May 2013

Not-For-Profit Reform – A brief history, where are we now an what’s next?

17th May 2013

By Darren Fittler

A presentation delivered by Darren Fittler to the NSW 6th Annual Tax Forum on how recent changes to law and policy affect NFPs and charities.

15th May 2013

Reform in the charity sector – What does it mean for in house counsel

15th May 2013

By Darren Fittler, Dalveen Belyea

Darren Fittler, lawyer in Gilbert + Tobin’s Third Sector Practice, discusses the reform in the charity sector and its possible impact for corporate foundations.

7th August 2012

The process of converting to a company limited by guarantee

7th August 2012

By Darren Fittler

The process of converting to a company limited by guarantee, originally published in the August 2012 issue of ‘Keeping good companies’, the journal of Chartered Secretaries Australia.

10th July 2012

Comparison of legal structures suitable for NFPs

10th July 2012

By Darren Fittler

A comparison of legal structures suitable for NFPs that was originally published in the July 2012 issue of ‘Keeping good companies’, the journal of Chartered Secretaries Australia.

1st March 2012

Not-for-profits, “yes”, Good Corporate Governance applies to you too!

1st March 2012

By Darren Fittler

Darren gives some insights into corporate governance matters as they apply to NFP and charitable organisations and gives some helpful tips for organisations and for individuals who govern them. Despite being written in early 2012, many of the lessons and tips are still very relevant now in 2013. This article first appeared in the Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal and Accounting Almanac 2011, produced by The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and published in March 2012. You can download the full Almanac for free from http://eprints.qut.edu.au/49148/1/Legal_Almanac_2011_FINAL_March2012.pdf

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