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Extended start date for 2011-12 Budget measure to better target not-for-profit tax concessions



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David Bradbury MP Assistant Treasurer

Minister Assisting for Deregulation

Mark Butler MP Minister for Social Inclusion

Minister for Mental Health and Ageing

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform

Joint Media Release

EXTENDED START DATE FOR 2011-12 BUDGET MEASURE TO BETTER TARGET NOT-FOR-PROFIT TAX CONCESSIONS

After extensive consultation with the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, the Government has today announced that it will extend the start date for the 2011-12 Budget measure to better target NFP tax concessions from 1 July 2011 to 1 July 2012.

The Assistant Treasurer, David Bradbury, and Minister for Social Inclusion, Mark Butler, said they have been in close consultation with representatives from the NFP sector and the NFP Sector Reform Council and have heard the feedback from the sector about the need for more consultation.

This extension of the start date of the measure will provide for additional time for consultation and it will reduce the uncertainty for those in the sector who have commenced commercial activities since the 2011-12 Budget that may be caught by the measure.

The extended start date of 1 July 2012 will only apply to new unrelated commercial activities that commenced after 7:30 pm (AEST) on 10 May 2011. Existing unrelated commercial activities that commenced prior to that date will continue to be covered by transitional arrangements as announced in the 2011-12 Budget.

The Government is committed to further consultation with the NFP sector on this measure.

Further information about this measure and the Government’s NFP reform agenda can be found at www.treasury.gov.au.

30 March 2012

Media Contacts: Justin Koek 0400 126 939 (Assistant Treasurer)

Virginia Kim 0407 415 484 (Minister Butler)