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Free accounting assistance for registered charities in your area

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Why are we donating millions to the taxman?

Opinion – In the bible, Jesus is reported as saying “… Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s …” (Matthew 22:21). This is indeed a tenet that is applicable in this modern world –  though for ‘Caesar’ read government (in … Continue reading

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Opportunity Shops – New Accounting Standards …

RSM Hayes Audit have recently published an article looking at some of the accounting complexities that organisations running Opportunity Shops may experience under the new Financial Reporting Standards. How do you account for donated goods under the new standard? Using the … Continue reading

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FINZ – 360 Degree Not-for-Profit Training Days 2015

THESE WORKSHOPS HAVE NOW BEEN COMPLETED View calendar of fundraising events for 2016   These Training Days aim to help smaller nonprofits and community organisations with limited budgets up-skill at a highly affordable rate. “These one-day events will help you learn … Continue reading

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About the New Financial (XRB) Reporting Standards

Charities Services have updated their information about the new reporting standards. Other posts: Helpful Videos   Where are the new reporting format templates?

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Financial reporting landscape for Not for Profits confirmed

GRANT THORNTON have recently published a detailed summary of the two pieces of legislation outlining future financial reporting requirements for various types of reporting entities found in New Zealand. ” A countdown for Not for Profit entities has begun”. <Visit … Continue reading

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Sample Board Report for Hon.Treasurer

I’ve just become a Treasurer for a small group. Can you advise on what I should include in a Board report? Westpac (Australia)  have produced a helpsheet which provides a number of hints. <details> It is often helpful to circulate … Continue reading

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Fringe Benefit Tax and Charities

If you provide vouchers or short term charge facilities to your employees, from 1 April 2014 the rules on FBT are changing. Cjharities will no linger be exempt when the total value of the benefit (eg petrol vouchers, pre-loaded credit … Continue reading

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Changes to Financial Reporting

I hear that there are changes proposed to financial reporting standards for non-profits, can you tell me a little more about what is proposed? At the start of 2012 Grant Thornton published a paper on the proposed changes. In it … Continue reading

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How long must documents be retained?

I would be grateful for information about any legal requirements that must be met with respect to the period of time that a trust must retain any documents, such as minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, etc “The formal records of … Continue reading

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