For Not-for-profits

We present articles here that are of interest to people who are involved in serving the community through various organisation.

Also look at some of our e-newsletters that will keep you current with the latest news.




  • 16th Oct 2020

    JobKeeper 2.0 for Independent Schools

    In August 2020, the Federal Government announced an extension of the JobKeeper Scheme until March 2021. There are two new eligibility periods, October to December 2020 and January to March 2021...
  • 26th Jun 2020

    Victorian Portable Long service leave for community services

    By now most Victorian employers in the community services sector will be aware that the Portable Long Service Leave Scheme (the scheme), governed by the Portable Long Service Leave Authority (PLSA)...
  • 8th May 2020

    JobKeeper for Independent Schools

    The Federal Government’s JobKeeper Scheme is expected to be a $320 billion dollar boost for the economy. It is available to businesses which have experienced a drop in turnover due to the COVID-19...
  • 28th Apr 2020

    Big effort for all as we raised funds for Summer Foundation

    Over the Christmas period Saward Dawson supported 'Summer Foundation'. The Summer Foundation exists to resolve the issue of young people living in Residential Aged Care. Today in Australia more than...
  • 24th Mar 2020

    Charity and DGR reviews - is your PBI status at risk?

    The ACNC has announced they it will begin reviewing charities to check their entitlement to charity registration and for deductible gift recipient (DGR) status. The reviews will commence in July 2020...
  • 22nd Jan 2020

    'In Australia' Requirements for DGRs and Tax Exempt Entities

    The Australian Taxation Office has now released the final version of its ruling on the ‘in Australia’ tests for DGRs and tax exempt entities. There is a different test for DGRs than for tax exempt...
  • 22nd Jan 2020

    Gifts and Honorariums

    The ACNC has issued some guidance for charities who provide gifts or honorariums to individuals. The ACNC is concerned that charities may not be complying with the ACNC governance standards in...
  • 22nd Jan 2020

    Men and Women Sheds

    In the last budget, the Federal Government announced it would create a new deductible gift recipient (DGR) category for men and women sheds. There are currently about 1,000 sheds around Australia...
  • 11th Sep 2019

    ACNC External Conduct Standards

    The ACNC’s External Conduct Standards are now in force. These standards set out the ACNC’s minimum requirements for a registered charity that conducts any activities offshore. It is important that...
  • 17th Jun 2019

    Director Liability and Superannuation Guarantee

    New legislation means that there is no longer a three month period allowed after the due date for superannuation guarantee.
  • 12th Jun 2019

    GST Free Long-term Accommodation Supplies

    The ATO provides market value benchmarks for long term accommodation which can be used by most charities. These benchmarks have recently been updated.
  • 10th Jun 2019

    DGR status

    An overview of DGR status and some new categories have been added.
  • 29th May 2019

    Charity inFocus

    Saward Dawson is proud to support more than 250 charities every year through the provision of professional services at discounted rates, providing technical resources and training free of charge,...
  • 18th Dec 2018

    IJM - Charity in Focus

    Our Charity inFocus for the second half of 2018 is IJM Australia. As well as other events being held over the six months, a ping pong-a-thon event was hosted at our office to support IJM and the...
  • 7th Aug 2018

    NFP update

    Cutting red tape for Incorporated Associations and some other updates for NFPs
  • 9th May 2018

    Budget 2018 - Not-for-profit sector

    An overview of the changes that will affect the NFP sector announced in the 2018/19 Budget
  • 12th Dec 2017

    New ACNC Commissioner

    Following its decision earlier this year not to reappoint Susan Pascoe as the ACNC Commissioner, the Government has announced that Dr Gary Johns has been appointed to this position
  • 11th Dec 2017

    DGR reforms announced

    Following the release of its consultation paper on potential Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) reforms in June this year, the Government has now announced its intended changes.
  • 21st Jun 2017

    DGR reforms

    Recent release of a consultation paper on possible DGR reforms
  • 10th May 2017

    Budget 2017 - Not-for-profit sector

    There are no measures contained in this year’s Federal Budget that directly affect all not for profit entities. However, there are a number of announcements that will impact on the areas where...


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