Charities that have failed to submit two Annual Information Statements
Unopened mail has been returned to the ACNC from a number of registered charities. Despite several attempts to do so, the ACNC has not been able to get in contact with these charities and now they have outstanding Annual Information Statements. They face losing their charity registrations for failing to submit their required statements.
All registered charities have an obligation to:
- Notify the ACNC of changes to contact details. Medium and large charities must do so within 28 days of the change and small charities within 60 days.
- Submit an Annual Information Statement every year. This online statement is due within six months of the end of the charity's reporting period and is submitted using the ACNC Charity Portal.
More information about all charity obligations can be found on our website at acnc.gov.au/obligations.
The charities listed in the Microsoft Excel file below have failed to submit an Annual Information Statement for two years. This is a public notice of the ACNC's intention to revoke the registrations of the listed charities unless they submit their outstanding statements before 13 April 2018.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REVOKE CHARITY REGISTRATION (SHOW CAUSE NOTICE)
This is a public notice of intention to revoke the registration of the charities listed below under s.35-10 of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth) (the Act).
If a listed charity wants to retain its registration, it must contact the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) within 28 days after the day of this notice (that is, by 13 April 2018) and provide reasons why it should not have its registration revoked.
If a listed charity’s registration is revoked as proposed in this notice, the revocation will take effect on 14 April 2018.
Revocation of registration as a charity means a listed charity will lose access to all Commonwealth charity tax concessions, exemptions or benefits to which it was previously entitled.
The listed charities are registered with the ACNC, the national regulator of charities. Section 60-5 of the Act requires registered charities to give the ACNC an information statement each year (Annual Information Statement).
As at 16 March 2018, the listed charities have at least two Annual Information Statements outstanding.
Grounds for proposed revocation
The Commissioner intends to revoke the registration of the listed charities under s.35-10(1)(c)(i) of the Act on the basis that they have contravened s.60-5 of the Act; namely, for at least two reporting periods the listed charities failed to submit an Annual Information Statement to the ACNC.
What to do to avoid revocation
If a listed charity wants to avoid revocation of its registration, it must submit the outstanding Annual Information Statements by 13 April 2018. This is done by logging into the Charity Portal at charity.acnc.gov.au. Charity Portal log-in details can be reset online by clicking ‘reset my password’ on the log-in page.
For assistance with the Annual Information Statement or to ask any questions about this notice, contact our Advice Services team on 13 22 62 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a listed charity does not contact the ACNC within 28 days after the day of this notice, it will have its registration as a charity revoked as of 14 April 2018.