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November 3, 2023

QBCC Annual Reporting - Know Your Obligations

Kyle Bonerath
Accountant & Registered Tax Agent

QBCC Annual Reporting – know your obligations

The QBCC’s annual financial reporting deadline is fast approaching. Queensland Building and Construction Commission requires all license holders to submit annual reports that meet certain requirements depending on the level of category held. 

The purpose of the report is to ensure compliance with ongoing minimum financial requirements (MFR) obligations, serving as a financial health evaluation. Essentially, it’s to ensure people in the building and construction industry have adequate working capital and net tangible assets to deliver their services in an ongoing capacity. 

QBCC are well-equipped to identify non-compliance, so ensuring you lodge your reports on time is essential to avoid triggering regulatory action such as QBCC audits.  

Know your QBCC Annual Reporting lodgement dates: 

Category 1-7 lodgement period: 1 August 2023 to 31 December 2023. 

SC1 & SC2 lodgement period: 1 November 2023 to 31 March 2024. 

Are you required to lodge additional documentation?

Before lodging your QBCC Annual Financial Report, it’s important to understand specifically what reports you are required to provide. For example, if your revenue has increased by more than 10% above the maximum revenue limit, you will be required to lodge additional documentation. 

Speak to your accountant before lodging to ensure you’re providing all required documents in one submission to avoid delays and additional expenses. 

Depending on your circumstances, you may be required to lodge a Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) Report or a General Purpose Financial Statement (GPFS).

Some common reasons licensees in Category 1-7 would need an MFR Report are:

-      Applying for a new licence;

-      The maximum revenue limit has increased by more than 10%; 

-      There is a significant change to the business (eg. change of directors or shareholders);

-      The QBCC specifically requests it. 

How your accountant can help:   

To maintain compliance with your QBCC obligations and ensure your licence is not at risk, it’s important to use an accountant who specialises in QBCC financial regulations — here at Bonerath & Co., we do just that. 

At Bonerath & Co., we are well-versed and experienced in QBCC Licensing and accounting requirements. One of the ways we can help is by testing your financial position to see if you pass QBCC MFR before lodging. Testing before lodgement provides peace of mind and helps to protect your licence. 

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A final note on the QBCC Annual Reporting regime:

Please ensure you respond to any correspondence from the QBCC or your accountant promptly. This will help limit potential impacts, including delays or penalties, on your business — remember, without a licence, all work must stop.

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