Six charities lose status after investigations

The ACNC has revoked the charity status of six organisations following compliance investigations. They are:

  • Shaolin Temple Foundation (Australia) Ltd: Status revoked on 8 December, with the effective date of revocation 2 December 2015. It has been operating since 2006 and is based in New South Wales. The Shaolin Temple Foundation was endorsed by the ATO to access the following Commonwealth charity tax concessions – GST, income-tax exemption, and FBT rebate
  • Camp Gallipoli Foundation Incorporated: Status revoked on 15 December, with the effective date of revocation 10 February 2014. Camp Gallipoli Foundation Incorporated has been operating since 2014 and is based in South Australia. It was endorsed by the ATO to access the following Commonwealth concessions – GST and income-tax exemption
  • International Development Organisation: It has been operating since 2013 and is based in New South Wales. It was endorsed by the ATO to access GST concession, income-tax exemption, and FBT rebate
  • Islamic Development Organisation Inc: It has been operating since 2011 and is based in New South Wales. It was endorsed by the ATO to access GST concession, income-tax exemption, and FBT rebate
  • Diamond’s House of Faith: Diamond’s House of Faith has been operating since 2001 and is based in New South Wales. It was endorsed by the ATO to access GST concession, income­ tax exemption, and FBT rebate, and
  • Village Green Community Foundation: Revoked the organisation’s charity status on 12 October following a compliance investigation, and backdated the revocation date to 1 July 2013. The organisation will lose access to federal tax concessions.

Commissioner Susan Pascoe said that while the ACNC could not provide further details due to secrecy provisions in its Act, the commission’s approach to compliance activity was proportionate. ‘Members of the public can be assured that compliance revocations are reserved for the most serious of cases,’ she said.
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