XRB has published guidance on the new charity reporting requirements

The new FAQ at www.xrb.govt.nz/Site/News/FAQ.aspx deals with questions that were raised at the meetings held last year around the country.

If you are confused about first steps – check out point 1 and decide what Tier you are in. You can then find out what the requirements are for you. Until you know what Tier you are in it can appear mighty confusing.

If you are still confused after checking the FAQ call us here at COSSD on 03 471 6177 and we’ll do what we can to help.


WOW 12 January 2015: The Coming Year

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We’ll add a link to the Ways of Working podcast when it becomes available at www.oar.org.nz/ways-of-working.

First up I discussed Charities Services’ key characteristics of effective charities so you too can be geared for success:

  • Clear purpose and direction
  • Strong governance
  • The right people for its activities
  • Sound and prudent

You can find out more at charities.govt.nz/im-a-registered-charity/running-your-charity/geared-for-success/

Have  name.xx.nz format domain name? visit anyname.nz to register your eligibility for a .nz version of your domain name by 1pm 30 March 2015

XRB reporting starts for financial years beginning in 2015. You won’t need to report until 2016 but it’s worth knowing what you’ll need to provide from the start of the year. Find out more at charities.govt.nz/im-a-registered-charity/new-reporting-standards/

Songs were Rise by PIL, Why are you being so reasonable now? by The Wedding Present and This is not a love song by PIL again!