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ACNC revokes 109 charities

Organisations will now lose access to the Commonwealth tax concessions.

The national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), has revoked the registration of 109 charities for failing to submit reports for two years.

These organisations will now lose access to the Commonwealth tax concessions.

In late May the ACNC warned 118 charities that they risked revocation, however only nine charities submitted their outstanding Annual Information Statement. This group will maintain their registration with the ACNC.

ACNC Commissioner, Susan Pascoe, said the charities had failed to complete two years of reporting and were likely inactive.

“Registered charities are required to submit an Annual Information Statement to the ACNC each year,” Commissioner Pascoe said.

“Unfortunately our letters have been returned unopened, emails have bounced back, and phone numbers have been disconnected.

“It is likely that many of these charities are no longer active, however, we wanted to offer those charities that are still operating every opportunity to maintain their registration with the ACNC.”

Pascoe said the ACNC was committed to providing the public with an accurate and up-to-date register of Australia’s charities.

“The ACNC Charity Register is Australia’s first free, searchable, online database of registered charities,” she said.

“We are continuously reviewing the information charities provide as part of their annual reporting, and we will revoke the charity status of those who fail to report.

“We do this to ensure that only charities that are meeting their obligations under the ACNC Act maintain their registration status.”

 

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