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Free accounting assistance for registered charities in your area

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Reporting Standards for Registered NZ Charities

Registered NZ Charities must render an Annual Report to DIA Charities Services including a return and financial statements.  New financial reporting standards with which NZ Registered Charities must comply in making their Annual Report came into effect on 1 April … Continue reading

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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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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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Two or more overdue Annual Returns? You are at risk of being removed from the Charities Register

Charities Services have issued the following Alert: Two or more overdue Annual Returns? You are at risk of being removed from the Charities Register [Charities Services] have recently sent notices to charities that haven’t filed two or more Annual Returns – … 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 – 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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