Prepare a charity annual return guidance updated

On 8 July 2021 the Charity Commission updated their prepare a charity annual return guidance in the ‘When to submit your annual return’ section, setting out their approach to annual return filing extensions.

As coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are gradually eased, they have reviewed their approach to filing extensions.

From 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021, if you have an imminent filing date and you are unable to meet your filing obligation for a COVID-19 related reason, you can still apply for a new filing extension.

They will allow a fixed 3-month extension from the date of your application.

The updated guidance can be accessed here.