Annual return deadline – only 2 weeks to go
Just over one third of Scottish charities have an annual return deadline of 31 December. Our office will be open for limited hours during the holidays to answer urgent queries relating solely to annual returns, so we’re encouraging as many charities as possible to submit their returns ahead of the deadline.
We’ve got lots of helpful advice which you can share to ensure charities submit their returns fully and on time:
- Guidance on our website about submitting an annual return
- Video: Using OSCR Online to submit an annual return
- Facebook post: 5 top tips for using OSCR Online to submit your annual return
How much should you have in charity reserves?
The amount an organisation should have in reserves is different for every charity. While there are some misconceptions that OSCR and other bodies may ask for a specific amount to be held in reserves, this isn’t true.
If your members are unsure how much they should actually have in the bank, share our blog post with them to help explain how to create an appropriate reserves policy.
Blog post: How much do you need in charity reserves?
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Advice for new charities
Supporting organisations who are going to be applying for charitable status? We’ve recently published two blog posts with some helpful advice for new charities: