OSCR issues reminder

OSCR Issues Reminder to Charities to Complete Annual Return & Accounts Submission
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) would like to remind charity trustees about Annual Return and Accounts submission. Every year, every charity registered in Scotland has to provide annual information by:

  • Completing an online Annual Return
  • Uploading or sending us a statement of accounts, a Trustees’ annual report and an external scrutiny report

 Each charity has a ‘year-end’ date – this is the date that the charity’s financial year runs to. After this year end date, charity trustees have up to 9 months to provide annual information using the methods stated above. Your charity’s OSCR online account contains the date that you need to do this by. For example, if a charity’s year end date was 31 March 2016, the deadline would be 31 December 2016. The closer you leave it to the 9 month date the more likely you are to be late! This is risky for the charity’s reputation, and we will consider action against the charity trustees if annual information is not submitted. More information