Episode 29: The annual return: Compliance simplified

Our final podcast for 2021 is about the annual return of information, which needs to be lodged with the ROC by 31st March 2022. This podcast will help you to get on the front-foot as you prepare to lodge your annual return early next year.

The ROC has worked with registered organisations to improve compliance with the annual return requirements, however there are some common non-compliance issues we see each year we’d like to bring to your attention. Listening to the latest podcast can help you lodge your organisation’s annual return correctly the first time. 

Episode highlights

1:47      Purpose of the annual return
4:05      Update on the portal project
5:20      Common compliance issues
10:18    Elected non-office positions 
14:41    Declaration requirements
16:36    The Digital Classroom and the annual return e-learning module

Downloads and links

Episode 29 transcript
Digital classroom annual return module
Annual return e-learning module
Annual return and notification of changes tools and resources


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