The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is Australia’s national charity regulator has named 300 charities who are “missing” since December 2012.
The risk for these charities is that they will have their charity status revoked for not meeting their reporting obligations two years in a row.
Many of these charities are likely still operating and urgently need to provide the ACNC with their outstanding Annual Information Statements or face revocation, which removes their entitlements to Commonwealth charity tax concessions.
To date the ACNC have revoked or removed over 9,000 charities from the Charity Register, largely because they were no longer operating or had not met their reporting obligations for two consecutive years.
Members of the public can search the list of registered charities the ACNC is trying to contact at acnc.gov.au/whereareyou.
With Charities and Not-for-profits making up a large part of what we do Warlows Legal have vast experience providing not-for-profits with a range of legal services. Please contact us if you require assistance in making contact with the ACNC and getting “your ducks in a row.”