Reporting - due dates

Overdue Annual Information Statement
If your charity has an overdue Annual Information Statement you must submit immediately in the Charity Portal.

Read more about failing to submit an Annual Information Statement.

When is the Annual Information Statement due?

The Annual Information Statement (AIS) is due at different times for different charities. This depends on a charity’s own reporting period. A charity's AIS and financial report (if required) are due six months after the end of the charity’s reporting period.

The two most common reporting deadlines are:

  • 31 December for charities reporting to a regular financial year (1 July to 30 June)
  • 30 June for charities using a calendar year reporting period (1 January to 31 December).

Note: For charities that report on a regular 1 July to 30 June financial year, the Commissioner extended the deadline to submit the 2016 AIS to 31 January 2017.

The table below can be used as guide to determine when your Annual Information Statement and financial reports (if required) are due.

Reporting period

2016 AIS
Due date to submit

Start Date

 

End date

AIS is due date

1 July 2015

 

30 June 2016

31 January 2017

1 August 2015

31 July 2016

31 January 2017

1 September 2015

31 August 2016

28 February 2017

1 October 2015

30 September 2016

31 March 2017

1 November  2015

31 October 2016

30 April 2017

1 December 2015

30 November 2016

31 May 2017

1 January 2016

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31 December 2016

30 June 2017

1 February 2016

31 January 2017

31 July 2017

1 March 2016

28 February 2017

31 August 2017

1 April  2016

31 March 2017

30 September 2017

1 May 2016

30 April 2017

31 October 2017

1 June 2016

31 May 2017

30 November 2017

You can also check the due date for your charity’s Annual Information Statement on the ACNC Charity Register.

Different reporting period

The standard ACNC reporting period is the financial year, 1 July to 30 June. If your charity uses a different reporting period, you need to request to use this reporting period for your Annual Information Statement.

You only need to tell us once about your different reporting period. This will help the ACNC know when your reporting obligations are due, and help us to send you reminders at the right time.

Attention:You need to know! Request a reporting period other than the regular financial year (1 July to 30 June) through the Charity Portal

Do not change your reporting period to avoid penalties for late reporting. We have other ways to support you if you are late. Contact us to talk through your options.

Newly registered charity

If the date that the ACNC made the decision to register your charity is within three months of the end of your charity’s reporting period, you have two options for submitting an Annual Information Statement. You can either:

  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the 3 months or less left in your charity’s current reporting period, or
  • wait until the next reporting period and submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the 12-15 months that your charity has been registered.  

For example, if the end of your charity’s reporting period is 30 June 2017, and the date on which the ACNC decided to register your charity is 5 April 2017, then you can either:

  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the period 5 April 2017 – 30 June 2017 (2 months and 26 days), or
  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the period 5 April 2017 – 30 June 2018 (14 months and 26 days)

If you choose to report for 3 months or less:

  • the financial information in the Annual Information Statement and the financial report (if required) you provide can be for the full year or for the period you have been operating;
  • your charity will be able to report for a standard reporting period (12 months from 1 July) in the following year.

More information

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