Tag Archives: charity law NZ

Charities Amendment Bill

Media release – NZ Government – Select Committee Office – 16 June 2016 Charities Amendment Bill The Government Administration Committee is seeking submissions on the Charities Amendment Bill. The closing date for submissions is Friday 29 July 2016. The amendments … Continue reading

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IRD advice: Honoraria and taxing payments to volunteers

IRD advice on Honoraria and taxing payments to volunteers has been updated. Includes reimbursement of volunteers for expenses, mileage and honoraria. < Go to IRD website >  < See also:   Fringe Benefit Tax and Charities >

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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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Australia – changes to Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission

I hear that changes are proposed to non-profit regulation and reporting in Australia. Can you tell me more?  There is a  detailed comment on the King and Wood Malleson’s website. There’s also comment in a recent article in the Sydney … Continue reading

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Changes to Legislation

I understand that the law around charities has recently changed. How will this affect me? Full details of the changes brought about by The Charities Amendment Act 2012 are contained in an article on the Charities Commission website:   http://www.charities.govt.nz/news/charities-act-changes/ Essentially … 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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