Friday November 2013

ACNCSome Good News From the ACNC!

The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) has just announced that the reporting deadline for the Annual Information Statement (AIS) due on 31 December 2013 for many charities has been extended to 31 March 2014.

Regardless of size or purpose all charities registered with the ACNC must submit an AIS to the Commissioner each year. The first AIS will need to be completed for the 2012-2013 financial year. However, in some circumstances, charities may not report in accordance with the financial year. If this is the case, the charity will need to apply to the ACNC for a ‘substituted accounting period’ by submitting Form 4A.

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Businesses including Not-for-Profit entities should review their privacy policies and procedures to ensure that they comply with the new Australian privacy principles before they commence on 14 March 2014.

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 is the most significant privacy reform since the Privacy Act was introduced over 25 years ago. The new privacy principles will regulate the handling of personal information by businesses and Australian government agencies.

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ACNCYesterday the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC) launched the new charity portal.

The ACNC charity portal is an online service where you can:

  • access and update your charity’s details immediately on the ACNC Register
  • submit your Annual Information Statement onto the Register
  • print a copy of your charity’s registration certificate.

It is only available to registered charities and is password protected.

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