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Before you start a charity
Why register
Charity tax concessions
Other Commonwealth concessions and exemptions
Who can apply to be registered
Step 1: Not-for-profit?
Step 2: Charitable purpose?
Step 3: Benefit the public?
Step 4: Other rules for registration?
Legal meaning of charity
Legal structure
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Charity subtypes
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Register my charity type
Template governing documents
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ACNC registration application guide
Register a charity: case study
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Manage my charity
Manage my charity
Ongoing obligations - ACNC duties
1. Keep charity status
2. Notify of changes
3. Keep records
Examples of records
Record-keeping checklist
4. Report annually
How does ACNC define charity size?
Charity size and effects on financial reporting
Report annually - small charity
Report annually - medium charity
Report annually - large charity
Keeping your charity size
About the Annual Information Statement
When is the Annual Information Statement due?
2017 reporting
ACNC and data integrity
Related party transaction
Transitional reporting arrangements
Cash and accrual accounting
Review and audit of financial reports
Review and audit - practical tips
Group reporting and bulk lodgement
National Standard Chart of Accounts (NSCOA)
Financial reporting mapped to NSCOA
5. Meet governance standards
1. Not-for-profit and working towards purpose
2. Accountability to members
3. Compliance Australian law
4. Suitability of responsible persons
5. Duties of responsible persons
ACFID Code and the governance standards
Manage charity money
Manage charity risk
Protecting against the risk of terrorism financing
Checklist: protect against the risk of terrorism financing
Manage my charity type
Basic religious charities
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Change my charity subtype
Wind up, merge or change legal structure
Wind up my charity
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