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List of Tax-Related Registrations and Endorsements

Name: University of South Australia
ABN Registration: 37 191 313 308
GST Registration date of effect: From 1 July 2000
Charity tax concession Endorsements

     - GST Concession date of effect:
     - Income Tax Exemption date of effect:

From 1 July 2015
From 1 July 2000
Deductible Gift Recipient Endorsement date of effect: From 1 July 2000


Charitable Institution

The University is an income tax exempt body and holds an endorsement as an income tax charitable entity under Subdivision 50-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.


Deductible Gift Recipient Status & UniSA Foundation

The University is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient under item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

The law provides that a donor may be eligible to claim a tax deduction for a donation exceeding $2 assuming certain conditions are met. For information on donating to the University, please visit Giving to UniSA.

For specific tax information relating to the operations of The University of South Australia Foundation, please visit UniSA Foundation Taxation Facts and FAQ.


Deferred GST Scheme

The University is registered for the Deferred GST (DGST) scheme which effectively defers the payment of GST on all taxable importations into Australia. When goods are imported into Australia, GST is calculated and imposed by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs) and the goods will not be released until this GST (plus duty and other costs) are paid.

However, as UniSA is registered for the DGST, Customs will release the goods we import without requiring us to pay any additional GST at the time of claiming the goods. The GST that would have been payable is instead automatically collected by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) through our Business Activity Statement process.



Kristian Thoroughgood, Tax Accountant: Commercial Support, ext 21922