Vic Government grant programs declared tax exempt: legislative instrument

July 23, 2021

The Government on 20 July 2021 with effect from 21 July, registered the Income Tax Assessment (Eligible State and Territory COVID-19 Economic Recovery Grant Programs) Amendment Declaration (No 1) 2021. The declaration makes clear that certain Victorian grant programs are, for the purposes of s 59-97 of the ITAA 1997, non-assessable non-exempt income.

The following Vic grants are declared eligible grant programs:

  • the Alpine Support Program
  • the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two
  • the Impacted Public Events Support Program
  • the Independent Cinema Support Program
  • the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021
  • the Live Performance Support Program and
  • the Sustainable Event Business Program.