Category Archives: Not for Profit

More certainty for the charity sector

Calling to provide certainty for the charities sector, the future of The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is more secure following a move in the Senate in late June. The Federal Opposition parties and some independents passed a motion to … Continue reading

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Handy checklists for Not-For-Profit organisations

Are you the administrator, treasurer, office bearer or an employee involved in the tax administration of your not-for-profit organisation (NFPO)? The Tax Office have just released a Handover Checklist and a Self Governance Checklist to assist you manage your work … Continue reading

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The Future of the ACNC

Up until late last year, the Federal Government continued to be quite vocal in its disagreement to many of the charitable reforms and had been proposing a far less regulated approach to the “civil sector.” To this end, a bill … Continue reading

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Charities missing in action?

When the ACNC commenced, the ATO transferred details of charities according to ATO records. As was expected, many of those details were incorrect so cleaning up the records has been a significant task for the ACNC staff. No doubt, a … Continue reading

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MyCAV for Incorporated Associations

Consumer Affairs Victoria has just launched a new portal (myCAV) for lots of association admin tasks such as updates to details, lodging of financials.  Everything including applications to become incorporated but not amalgamation, requests for extensions and winding up.  There … Continue reading

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Bill to Abolish the ACNC

  The Coalition Government made a pre-election promise to abolish the ACNC.  To this end, in March, the first of two bills was tabled.  This first bill is designed to abolish the ACNC legislation, but will take effect only when a second bill, establishing … Continue reading

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New “In Australia” Draft

The third re-draft of the “In Australia” provisions has been released by Treasury for consulation. The draft retains the subjective requirement to operate and pursue purposes in Australia, as well as the exemption for prescribed organisations. However for organisations hoping … Continue reading

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Religious organisations – don’t miss the 2nd December ACNC deadline!

Most religious organisations will have by now advised the ACNC that their purpose is the advancement of religion. If you have yet to do so, you need to hurry, as the deadline is 2nd December 2013. Failure to do so … Continue reading

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