Have you lodged your 2013 Annual Information Statement (AIS) with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)?

It is important to remember that charities registered with the ACNC with a 30 June financial year reporting period have until 31 March 2014 to lodge their 2013 AIS with the Commissioner.  

Registered charities with a 31 December calendar year reporting period have until 30 September 2014 to lodge their 2013 AIS.  If your registered charity has a different reporting period, it must submit its AIS within six months from the end of its reporting period eg if your charity’s reporting period is 1 March 2013 to 28 February 2014, your statement is due on 31 August 2014.

The Commissioner has already extended the lodgement dates for both the 2013 financial and calendar year reporting periods (eg from 31 December 2013 to 31 March 2014 and 30 June 2014 to 30 September 2014 respectively) to ensure any teething problems associated with registered charities complying with their inaugural reporting obligations with the ACNC are taken into consideration.

Registered charities should ensure they lodge their 2013 AIS on time; otherwise the Commissioner may apply administrative fines and penalties for non-compliance. 

Registered charities can lodge their 2013 AIS through the Charity Portal on the ACNC website.  Once registered charities have lodged their 2013 AIS, this information will be published on the ACNC register.