The Cultural Gifts Program offers tax incentives to encourage people to donate cultural items to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives in Australia.

Contact

Phone: 02 6271 7106
Email: cgp.mail [at] arts.gov.au

Address

Cultural Gifts Program
Department of Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 2154
Canberra  ACT 2601

Cultural Gifts Program

The Cultural Gifts Program offers tax incentives to encourage people to donate cultural items to Australian public collections.

Gifted items can include visual and decorative arts, Indigenous arts and cultural artefacts, social history and scientific collections, and archival material.
We manage the program under the gift provisions in Australia's income tax law and with advice from technical experts.

Under the program you could get the following tax incentives for your gift:

  • The market value of the gift is fully tax deductible, with some exceptions.
  • You can choose to spread the deduction across up to five income years.
  • Gifts are exempt from capital gains tax.
  • If you arrange for valuations for your gift, the cost of those valuations is tax deductible.

Please note: Gifts donated under a will or made by executors of deceased estates are not tax deductible and do not qualify for the program.
Each donation involves:

  • a participating recipient institution
  • the donor
  • at least two approved valuers, and
  • us.

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