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ACNC Reporting Deadline Extended


Tuesday, 13th January 2015 at 9:29 am
Lina Caneva, Editor
The national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has extended the 2014 Annual Information Statement deadline for charities that use a standard reporting period of 1 July – 30 June.

Tuesday, 13th January 2015
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Lina Caneva, Editor


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ACNC Reporting Deadline Extended
Tuesday, 13th January 2015 at 9:29 am

The national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has extended the 2014 Annual Information Statement deadline for charities that use a standard reporting period of 1 July – 30 June.

These charities now have until 31 January 2015 to submit their 2014 Annual Information Statement.

ACNC Commissioner, Susan Pascoe AM, said the extension was to take account of the office closure over the Christmas – New Year period, and to help charities that needed some additional time to understand the requirements of the 2014 Annual Information Statement.

“With the 2014 Annual Information Statement, charities are required to provide their governing documents, and some financial information. This is only the second time charities have had to report to the ACNC so we understand that some charities need a little extra time to prepare.”

Pascoe encouraged charities to still aim to submit their 2014 Annual Information Statement as soon as possible.

“While we have extended the deadline to 31 January 2015, charities are still able to lodge online at any time,” Pascoe said.

“By doing so, charities will have an up-to-date entry on the ACNC Charity Register. This is particularly important as the ACNC is encouraging members of the public and donors to check the ACNC Charity Register, available at acnc.gov.au/findacharity, prior to donating this Christmas.”

Pascoe reminded charities that when they lodge on the Charity Portal, they will receive the Annual Information Statement pre-populated with their 2013 data. This will streamline the filing, allowing charities to concentrate on other sections, including the financial information section.

“If charities need some extra guidance and support to provide their financial information, they can visit acnc.gov.au/2014AIS, or call 13 ACNC or email us at advice.acnc.gov.au.”

Pascoe also warned charities that have not submitted the 2013 Annual Information Statement that they face revocation of their charity status if they do not submit both the 2013 and 2014 statements.

“Charities that fail to submit successive Annual Information Statements will have their charity status revoked, jeopardising their access to Commonwealth charity tax concessions,” Pascoe said.

“I encourage all charities to ensure they are meeting their obligations under the ACNC Act.”

 


Lina Caneva  |  Editor |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

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