Lodging forms in structured data

From 1 September 2017, registered liquidators commenced lodging the following forms in structured data as the Form 524 was phased out:

  • Form 5602 – Annual Administration Return
  • Form 5603 – End of Administration Return

The Annual Administration Return and End of Administration Return must be lodged with ASIC in structured data.  You will not have an option to lodge this document as a PDF.

insol6/Core users

Insolvency specific software provided by either insol6 or Core will enable registered liquidators to create the file needed to upload through the liquidator portal.

The liquidator portal uses the uploaded file to produce a Form 5602 or Form 5603 for verification and lodgement.

Registered liquidators who do not use insol6/Core

A registered liquidator who does not use insol6 or Core can also lodge these forms in structured data through the liquidator portal.

An Excel template spreadsheet is available for download to lodge a Form 5602.

An Excel template spreadsheet is available for download to lodge a Form 5603.

The templates allow a registered liquidator to record all the relevant data required to prepare and lodge the required Form 5602 or Form 5603. In-built macros will create the file to upload through the liquidator portal. The liquidator portal will use the uploaded file to produce the Form 5602 or Form 5603 for verification and lodgement.

Form 5602 - Annual Administration Return Guide

A quick guide for registered liquidators (PDF 293 KB) can also be downloaded. It describes the process for lodging the Form 5602 in structured data.

Form 5603 - End of Administration Return Guide

A quick guide for registered liquidators (PDF 360 KB) can also be downloaded. It describes the process for lodging the Form 5603 in structured data.

Not a registered liquidator

A person who is not a registered liquidator acting as either:

  • a liquidator in a members’ voluntary liquidation
  • a controller

can use the excel template to lodge either a Form 5602 or a Form 5603 through the Agent portal.

What's new

Insolvency reforms commence on 1 January 2021

Reforms to corporate insolvency laws commence on 1 January 2021 for companies with liabilities less than $1 million.  These reforms include:

-a new debt restructuring process for incorporated businesses

-a new, simplified liquidation pathway for small businesses, and

-a new class of registered liquidator who can only undertake the debt restructuring process.

Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Act 2020

Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Regulations 2020

Insolvency Practice Rules (Corporations) Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Rules 2020

 

Industry funding

The Government has introduced new laws that change the way ASIC is funded. Regulated entities will receive an invoice for ASIC’s regulatory services delivered in the prior year. Find out what this means for registered liquidators.

 

Quicklinks

Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016

Releases on insolvency

Liquidator registration applications

Registered liquidator disciplinary decisions

Insolvency statistics

AFSA - ARITA - ASIC joint liaison meetings

 

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Published notices

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Last updated: 19/08/2021 12:05