Lodgement Dates 2015 AISs due date extended to 31 January

Registered charities that use a 1 July-30 June reporting period can log into the ACNC’s charity portal, and lodge their 2015 AISs. These charities will have until 31 January, instead of 31 December, to submit their 2015 statements, a one-month extension.

Charities that use a different reporting period are required to submit their AISs within six months. Registered charities that report on a calendar-year basis, for example, will be required to submit by 30 June.

The ACNC has published guidance to help registered charities meet their reporting obligations. Visit acnc.gov.au/2015AIS or call 13 ACNC or email advice@acnc.gov.au.

Ancillary-funds returns need lodging by 26 February

Ancillary funds are reminded that they need to lodge their 2015 returns with the ATO by 26 February.

The tax office recently sent a letter to organisations endorsed as public and private ancillary funds to advise them of their obligations.