Good 360
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Leadership

4000 Charities Receive Penalty


Friday, 14th August 2015 at 12:55 pm
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist
Over 4,000 charities now have a “red-mark” against their name for failing to report to the national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Friday, 14th August 2015
at 12:55 pm
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
4000 Charities Receive Penalty
Friday, 14th August 2015 at 12:55 pm

Over 4,000 charities now have a “red-mark” against their name for failing to report to the national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

ACNC Commissioner, Susan Pascoe, said it was hoped the red-mark next to the charity’s name on the Charity Register would “send a clear message” to potential donors, volunteers and grant makers that the charities are not compliant with their obligations.

Pascoe said that the charities were required to submit their 2014 Annual Information Statement by 31 January 2015.

“These charities, which are now more than six months late, have a red-mark on their listing on the Charity Register to highlight to people that the charity has yet to meet the legal requirement of submitting their 2014 Annual Information Statement,” Pascoe said.

“Once the charity submits its overdue 2014 Annual Information Statement, the red-mark will be removed.

“Submitting an Annual Information Statement is not only an obligation of being an ACNC registered charity, it’s also a way for charities to demonstrate transparency and show the public the work they are doing in the community.”

Pascoe said that the ACNC would support charities in meeting their ACNC obligations, and that the ACNC was committed to enhancing public trust and confidence.

“Registration with the ACNC gives eligible charities access to various Commonwealth charity tax concessions to help them achieve their charitable purpose,” she said.

“The public expects us to ensure that only charities operating legitimately have access to these benefits.

“To those who haven’t submitted yet, I urge you to join the 40,000 registered charities that have already submitted their 2014 Annual Information Statement.”

Charities can check their reporting due date by viewing their charity’s entry on the ACNC Charity Register at acnc.gov.au/findacharity or by logging into the Charity Portal at charity.acnc.gov.au.

Charities can find further information about the 2014 Annual Information Statement at acnc.gov.au/2014AIS.

A list of charities more than six months late with their reporting is available on the ACNC website at www.acnc.gov.au/redmark.


Xavier Smerdon  |  Journalist |  @XavierSmerdon

Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

...


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Australians Want to Hear the Voices of Charities – Politicians Take Note

David Crosbie

Thursday, 23rd November 2017 at 8:48 am

Australian Trust in Charities Still High But Dropping: New ACNC Report

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 at 2:31 pm

Philanthropist Susan Alberti AC Named Melburnian of the Year

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 21st November 2017 at 9:17 am

Concerns Raised Over New ACNC Board Appointments

Luke Michael

Monday, 20th November 2017 at 2:28 pm

POPULAR

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

Concerns Raised Over New ACNC Board Appointments

Luke Michael

Monday, 20th November 2017 at 2:28 pm

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Good 360
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!