ASIC has re-issued Information Sheet 29 External administration – most commonly lodged forms (INFO 29) to help liquidators comply with their lodgement requirements.
The information sheet reflects the changes made to the Corporations Actby the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 and follows liaison with the Australian Restructuring Insolvency Turnaround Association (ARITA) about the revisions.
ASIC Commissioner John Price said it is important that external administrators comply with their lodgement and publication requirements under the law.
‘ASIC’s guidance is aimed at helping liquidators manage their reporting and lodgement requirements to assist the multiple parties often impacted by company insolvencies to have timely access to information’, Mr Price said.
INFO 29 contains 13 updated flowcharts to help external administrators, controllers and scheme administrators meet their obligations and outlines our expectations for forms commonly lodged with ASIC and certain publication requirements when:
- an external administrator (liquidator, voluntary administrator or deed administrator) has been appointed to a company;
- a controller (receiver, receiver and manager, controller or managing controller) has been appointed over company property; and
- an administrator of a scheme of arrangement has been appointed.
It provides guidance to external administrators on:
- form lodgements (using flowcharts), to help understanding when certain forms must be lodged;
- using the registered liquidator portal, which is the fastest and most accurate way of lodging forms if you are a registered liquidator;
- using the ASIC published notices website for notices; and
- specific commonly lodged forms