You will need to submit your annual return for 2017 before you can do the return for 2018.
Thousands of charities have already filed their annual returns, but there are still many that haven’t.
If you haven’t filed your return, your charity runs the risk of trying to file nearer to the deadline, potentially without the correct information or the password needed to access the service.
Not filing on time means you will go into default and that information will be displayed to the public on the charity register.
The deadline for submitting your 2017 annual return is 31 October 2018, if your charity has a 12-month accounting period.
If you are submitting your annual return for the first time, or you are not sure what you need to include, read our guidance about how to prepare an annual return.