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Abhrajit Bhattacharjee
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Hi Sue,

At Scotch we received legal advice that any thing that sounds, looks or walks like a “levy” would violate the first rule of philanthropic tax deduction – which is that the donation needs to be voluntary and with no material benefit.

here is a link to an article that I think might help with your thinking:

This is the actual ATO ruling, which focuses a lot more on what qualifies as a school and as a building, but important reading, all the same…

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