Don’t miss your annual filing deadline with the Charity Commission!

Author's position
Advice Worker
Article date
13 January 2016
Primary interest
Legal issues

All charities also have ten months from the end of their financial year to file their annual report, accounts and return with the Charity Commission – that’s 31 January if your financial year ends 31 March so not long to go.

Failure to file you accounts can indicate that you are not acting within your trustee duties and will also show up on the Charity Commission’s online register which anyone can access. The register is regularly accessed by funders and it will harm your chances of funding if your accounts have been received late so it’s important to get them in.

The Charity Commission provides detailed guidance on filing your accounts and annual report and encourages you to file online.

If you have any questions about your reporting requirements you can contact the RVA Advice Service at