• Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

    The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) was established on 3 December 2012 as Australia's first national charity regulator.

    The ACNC is a statutory office created under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012, and operates under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 umbrella of the ATO.

    We have a memorandum of understanding with the Commission that sets out the back-office services we provide on a fee-for-service basis.

    The ACNC has taken over the registration of all new charities from the ATO. This includes determining whether a charity is a Public Benevolent Institution or a Health Promotion Charity. Determining tax concessions, such as whether or not a charity should get deductible gift recipient status, remains our responsibility. We also work with the ACNC to help charities understand and meet their obligations.

    For more information, see the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission annual report 2012–13.

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