Victorian donation disclosures

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Please note the following information about contributions to the Australian Greens Victoria:

  1. Up to $1,500 of membership fees and donations from an individual in a financial year are tax deductible.
    https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Other-deductions/Gifts-and-donations
  2. Donations from an individual that total $1,000 or more in a financial year will be publicly disclosed (you can find our list of donors for past financial years here).
    https://greens.org.au/vic/donate/donors-over1000
  3. Donations for Commonwealth or Local Government electoral purposes are not capped, however total donations for all other purposes over the four year period between Victorian State elections are subject to a cap of $4,160.
    https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/CandidatesAndParties/FundingDisclosure.html
  4. Donors must provide a return to the Australian Electoral Commission within 20 weeks of the end of a financial year if their total donations in that financial year for any purpose exceed $14,300.
    https://www.aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/financial_disclosure/guides/donors
  5. Donors must provide a return to the Victorian Electoral Commission within 21 days of making the donation if their total donations in the relevant financial year that are not for a Commonwealth or Local Government electoral purpose exceed $1,040.
    https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/CandidatesAndParties/FundingDisclosure.html
  6. In accordance with the Local Government Act 2020, donations or gifts to local government candidates, individually valued over $500, must be declared by the candidate to the CEO of their respective Local Government Area within 40 days of election day.  ​​​​​​​https://www.lgi.vic.gov.au/councillor-campaign-donation-returns   

The information provided above is general in nature and does not constitute legal or financial advice. We believe that it was accurate as at 1 July 2020. If you are unsure about your personal tax or donation disclosure obligations please seek advice from a suitably qualified professional.