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Definition of ‘non-profit’, ‘not for profit organisation’, ‘charity’ etc

(Updated) In our discussions with those thinking about establishing a not-for-profit organization, it is apparent that there is still a lot of confusion about the terms ‘non-profit’, ‘not for profit’ etc. The various terms are used imprecisely and interchangeably, though the … Continue reading

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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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Definition of ‘non-profit’, ‘not for profit organisation’, or ‘charity’ – what’s the difference?

Q: Can you define a not for profit organisation?  “There is no single agreed term that fully describes the nonprofit sector in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Rather, a number of terms are commonly used that refer to all or part of it. … Continue reading

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Use of Charities Registration Number

We are a registered charity. When and where should our Charity Number be used? Your registration number (in the form CC12345) should be shown at least on letterheads, brochures, donation forms and anything which can be construed as seeking or … 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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Registration – Charities Services Guide published.

“Deciding to become a Registered Charity creates opportunities and obligations for an organisation. This resource aims to help you understand what these opportunities and obligations are.” – Charities Services Download the Guide here Contact someone who can help you through … Continue reading

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Can you define non-profit, a not for profit organisation, or a charity – what’s the difference?

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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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