Q: I’ve registered my charity. What do I have to do now? A: We put this question to our consultant who has agreed to let us publish (with slight edits) the advice he passes to his clients once they are registered. Please note that this advice is for guidance only and […]
Q: I am trying to determine if a non-profit is registered. Is there a list of ‘official’ not for profit organisations? A: There is no complete list of non-profit organisations in NZ. Not all non-profits are formally registered with a government department (and not all not for profit groups have to […]
In August 2011 the Charities Commission issued this note: Inland Revenue has published a “Revenue Alert” highlighting their concerns that some people are claiming tax credits for “donations” where there may not have been a true gift of money to a charity. The arrangements that have come to their attention […]
You need to be registered as a ‘donee organisation’ with IRD. If, when applying for registration as a NZ Registered Charity, you indicated that funding would include donations/koha then this will be automatic once registered. IRD will not specifically advise you of this, but your organisation will appear in the IRD […]
Where can I find out if a charity is registered with the NZ Inland Revenue Department to accept receipts which are eligible for tax deduction purposes?
The key phrase here is ‘donee status’ if you are searching the IRD website.