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.