Reporting

Video: Record keeping and reporting

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What do I need to report?

Your charity's reporting obligations vary depending on charity size. Small charities do not need to provide as much information as medium or large charities:

  • small charities - you only need to submit an Annual Information Statement. The 2013 Annual Information Statement will not include financial questions. In 2014 and future years, the Annual Information Statement will include basic financial questions. You can choose to submit an annual financial report, but this is not required
  • medium charities - you only need to submit a 2013 Annual Information Statement for the 2013 reporting period. For the 2014 reporting period onwards, you must submit an Annual Information Statement and an annual financial report that is reviewed or audited
  • large charities - you only need to submit a 2013 Annual Information Statement for the 2013 reporting period. For the 2014 reporting period onwards, you must submit an Annual Information Statement and an annual financial report that is audited

Find out how charity size is decided.

Basic religious charities do have to submit an Annual Information Statement, but do not have to answer the financial questions which will appear in the Annual Information Statement from 2014 onwards. They are also not required to submit financial reports, regardless of their size (although they can choose to do so).

Do I need to pay fees?

No. The ACNC does not charge fees for charities to submit their Annual Information Statement and annual financial reports.

What happens to the information I submit?

All of the information you provide in the Annual Information Statement and any financial reports submitted (apart from some personal information) will be published on the ACNC Register. Read more about the information published on the ACNC Register.

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