The Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) requires all registered charities (including churches) to complete an Annual Information Statement (AIS) each year, generally within six months of the end of their financial year. The date of the statement pertains to the end of your financial year. Hence, if your financial year ended on 30th June 2022 your 2022 AIS is due by the end of January, thanks to a one-month extension offered, considering the difficulty in completing anything by 31st December. If your financial year ends on 31st December 2022, then you will have until 30th June 2023 to complete the 2022 AIS.
This year, the process is remarkably similar to last year – just a couple of questions have been eliminated to streamline the process. So, if you are a veteran of previous AIS submissions, you are probably going to breeze through it this year. There are just a few complexities to watch out for. Please access the detailed instructions here.