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Cultural Gifts Program

Tax incentives for culturally significant gifts to Australia's public collections The Cultural Gifts Program encourages Australians to donate items of cultural significance from private collections to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives.

Gifts can range from paintings, books, sculptures, manuscripts and personal papers to jewellery, ceramics—even entire technological, mechanical, scientific or social history collections.

The program is administered in accordance with the gift provisions of the income tax law. The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts administers the program with the advice of an expert committee, the Committee on Taxation Incentives for the Arts.

Tax incentives

As a donor, you will be eligible for the following tax incentives under the program:

  • The market value of the gift is fully tax deductible, with some exceptions.
  • You can elect to spread the deduction over up to five income years.
  • Gifts are exempt from capital gains tax.

You may also claim a tax deduction for the cost of valuations obtained specifically for this program. Please note, gifts bequeathed under a will or made by executors of deceased estates are not tax deductible and do not qualify for the program.

Benefiting Australia's cultural heritage

If you make a donation, you can be proud that your gift is helping develop Australia's public cultural collections. You are also helping to preserve Australia's cultural heritage for the benefit of present and future generations.

Over the years a number of valuable works have been donated to Goulburn Regional ARt Gallery through this program. Several artists include; Max Miller (Arthur Boyd and John Olsen); Ben Quilty; Colin Simson

For further information email artgallery@goulburn.nsw.gov.au


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