The ACNC's 2020 Annual Information Statement Hub contains information your registered charity needs to complete its Annual Information Statement.
Charities have an ongoing obligation to report annually, and filling out their Annual Information Statement is a vital part of meeting this obligation.
The information that is submitted through the Annual Information Statement process also helps the ACNC develop a greater understanding of the charity sector and contributes to improved charity transparency, as well as cutting red tape and duplicate reporting for the sector.
Some information your charity provides through its 2020 Annual Information Statement will also appear on it Charity Register page. This will make your charity's work more visible, and allows your charity the opportunity to publicise its work, aims and programs to potential donors, volunteers and supporters that visit the Register every day.
To fill out and submit your charity's 2020 Annual Information Statement, log into the ACNC Charity Portal. Once you log in, you will be presented with the option to complete your charity's Annual Information Statement.
We have also developed some support materials to help charities complete their Annual Information Statement. They include:
The 2020 Annual Information Statement Guide - explanations and help for each section of the 2020 Annual Information Statement.
The 2020 Annual Information Statement Checklist - a rundown of the information you need to complete the 2020 Annual Information Statement, as well as avoid common mistakes charities have made in previous years.
Program Previewer - a tool that allows you to practice your responses to programs-related questions in the 2020 Annual Information Statement.
Best practice in annual financial report disclosures - the ACNC's guide to help charities correctly disclose and report on government revenue in their annual financial reports
Explanation of icons used in the 2020 form
Throughout the AIS online form, there are a number of fields marked with specific icons. The information below will explain what these icons mean and how you can interact with them.
||A red asterisk next to any question indicates that it is mandatory to provide a response to the question.|
||A blue search icon next to an answer field means your response needs to be verified. Click the blue search icon to do this.|
||Hovering over the question mark icon will display additional help text to assist you with your response.|
||Clicking on either the 'Save' or 'Next' buttons at the bottom of each page will save your progress.|
||To review and print your charity's completed Annual Information Statement, click on the 'Review' button on the 'Review and Submit' page of the 2020 Annual Information Statement.|
To submit your charity's 2020 Annual Information Statement, complete the declaration on the 'Review and Submit' page of the online form, and then click the 'Submit' button in the bottom right-hand corner.
Ensure you click on the 'Submit' button - if you do not do so, we will not receive your charity's completed Annual Information Statement.
Feedback on the 2020 Annual Information Statement
We are always keen to hear your feedback, and have compiled a short survey to gain further insights into the 2020 Annual Information Statement form, as well as the guidance we have developed.
The survey only takes 5-10 minutes to complete, and we would value your responses once you have completed the 2020 Annual Information Statement. It can be found at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ais2020survey