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When does a registered charity need to contact the ACNC or ASIC?

When does a registered charity need to contact the ACNC or ASIC?

In general terms, a registered charity should contact ASIC for any issues relating to their corporate status and the ACNC for issues relating to their charitable status. The table below provides detail of who to contact in certain circumstances.

  ACNC ASIC
Type of change Who to contact
Register
Apply to register a company No Yes
Apply to register a charity Yes No
Change Details
Change of Company name Yes, and let ACNC know once ASIC changes name Yes
Apply to change the name of a company to omit the word 'Limited' Yes, and let ACNC know once ASIC changes name Yes
Notify of changes to:
Address for service Yes No
Directors / Responsible persons Yes No
Constitution / governing documents Yes No
Reporting
Submit Annual Information Statement Yes No
Submit financial statement for 2013 reporting period No Yes
Submit financial reports for 2014 reporting periods onwards for medium and large charities Yes No
Hold Member Meetings
Governance standard 2 requires charities to be accountable to their members & provide opportunities to ensure Directors meet their duties Yes No
Meet Director Duties
Governance Standard 5 requires charities to ensure Directors meet their duties Yes No
Criminal liability for Directors No Yes
Auditor
Notify of resignation or removal of an auditor No Yes
Notify of appointment of an auditor No No
Close
Request to revoke registration of a charity Yes No
Notify external administration of a company Yes, and let ACNC know that responsible persons changed to administrator Yes
Apply to de-register a company Yes, and let ACNC know when company is de-registered by ASIC Yes

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