Double defaulters

Charities who have failed to submit two Annual Information Statements

Charities who do not submit an Annual Information Statement for two or more years (demonstrating persistent non-compliance) risk their registration being revoked by the ACNC. Charities that have their ACNC registration revoked lose their entitlements to Commonwealth charity tax concessions.

The ACNC has reminded charities about submitting the Annual Information Statement using a variety of methods – for example, reminder letters, emails, newsletters, the Commissioner’s Column and social media campaigns.

Double defaulter charities

In April 2017, 590 charities had their charity registration revoked after failing to submit their annual reports two years running. In February 2017, ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM warned charities that failing to submit their outstanding Annual Information Statements would result in the loss of charity status. Charities were required to submit their outstanding reporting by 27 March 2017 to avoid revocation.

Charities that have been revoked will have this published on their Charity Register listing and will no longer be able to access Commonwealth charity tax concessions.

Charites affected by Cyclone Debbie

Any charity that was unable to submit their overdue reporting before the deadline due to Cyclone Debbie preparations is encouraged to contact the ACNC’s Advice team on 13 ACNC (13 22 62) for assistance. We understand that charities affected by Cyclone Debbie may need extra time to meet their outstanding reporting obligations and to access the streamlined re-registration process. The ACNC has contacted the charities identified as being impacted by the disaster directly.