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18/04/2018 at 11:43 #9855
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: https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2004/06/school-building-funds-tax-deductions/
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…