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Charities - Don't be late! Submit your annual information to OSCR

4th December 2018

Every charity registered in Scotland has to provide annual information by sending us a statement of accounts, a trustees' annual report and an external scrutiny report. In addition to these legal requirements, we also ask charities to complete an online annual return.

The deadline for a charity to send us this information is 9 months after its financial ‘year end' date. For example, if your charity has a financial year end date of 31 March 2018 you need to submit the required documents to the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) by 31 December 2018.

We use the information to update each charity’s entry on the Scottish Charity Register. A charity’s register entry will highlight when they have failed to provide us with the information on time. Anyone, such as funders or members of the public, will be able to see that the annual information has not been submitted.

The closer you leave it to the 9 month deadline date the more likely you are to be late! Not submitting in time is risky for the charity’s reputation, and we will consider action against the charity trustees if annual information is not submitted. Remember, it is the collective responsibility of every charity trustee to make sure that we get these documents.

Information about submitting online can be found at -

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