As a result of the impacts of COVID-19, many charities are likely to experience issues with submitting their 2019 Annual Information Statement by their due date. Some of the reasons for this may include (but are not limited to):
- the inability to hold Annual General Meetings
- the inability for charities to have their financial accounts audited or reviewed
- charity Responsible Persons who are unwell due to COVID-19.
ACNC Commissioner the Hon Dr Gary Johns has approved a recommendation that charities with AIS due dates between 12 March 2020 and 30 August 2020 now have an extension until 31 August 2020.
This latest extension also includes bushfire-affected charities that had previously been granted an AIS submission extension to May.
Note: Your charity's AIS due date as listed on the ACNC Charity Register may not yet have been updated to reflect the extension. This will occur in coming days. Thank you for your patience.