GPs make the top 10 list for charitable donations

Using Australian Tax Office data for the 2009–10 financial year, researchers at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies ranked various professions according to average and total amounts, as well as percentage of income, donated to charity.

GPs ranked eighth on the list of professions by annual donation, claiming an average of $1719 in charitable tax deductions, ahead of surgeons (ninth on $1706) but behind anaesthetists (second on $2181) and internal medicine specialists ($2133).

Overall 8200 GPs, or almost 46% of the profession, claimed more than $14 million in donations and gave an

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