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How many charities are there in NZ?

UPDATED A question frequently asked is “how many charities are there in NZ?” The enquirer is usually using the term ‘charity’ to include all manner of non-profit entities and it appears that no-one knows the answer for certain! The Charities Services … Continue reading

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Charities Services – Updated Reporting Standards

DIA Charities Services have just published some guidance about the revised requirements of the Annual Return Continue reading

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Looking for a non-profit

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 … Continue reading

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Charities Services – changes to filing Annual Returns

Charities Services DIA (formerly Charities Commission) advise that from 1 July 2014 an Annual Return will no longer be complete until payment is received. The easiest way to ensure a smooth process is to file online and pay online. This … Continue reading

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Charities – Non-filing of Annual Returns

Charities registered with Charities Services are required to file an Annual Return. This can be done fairly easily on-line. It appears onerous but is not. There are penalties, including deregistering, for those who do not submit an Annual Return.  Charities … Continue reading

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Forming a non-profit organisation.

I want to form a non-profit organisation. How do I go about it ? The relevant information is contained on the website of the Registrar of Incorporated Societies and there are Fact Sheets on the Charities website. You should consider … Continue reading

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