On 4 July 2019 the External Reporting Board (XRB) issued the new financial reporting standard PBE IPSAS 40 PBE Combinations for application by Tier 1
We have put together a short list of free online resources on governance we believe are the among the best.
Feedback on the 2019 Charity Reporting Awards
Automated Cash Book — Helping you report your cash transactions
The winners and highly commended have been announced
Streamlining registration: Common issues in applications
We have some very helpful tips to help you safely make a donation
Changes that will make it easier to claim donation tax credits
The dates and locations of the consultation on the Charities Act review have been announced.
An update on our governance project, and our plan for the next 12 months.
About 200 people gathered in Auckland on 4 October 2018 to attend Charities Services’ Annual Meeting.
Fraud in the charitable sector
The Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector has announced updated timing for public consultation for the Charities Act Review.
The independent Charities Registration Board notes the recent decision of the High Court on the removal of Family First as a charity.
Watch the recording of our webinar on how to search the Charities Register.
Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Peeni Henare has announced a new appointment.
Sports and charity: Rules of the game
Upcoming tax changes that might affect your charity
What charities need to know about the New Zealand Business Number
This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week which runs until Saturday 23 June 2018.
The Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector has announced a review of the Charities Act 2005.
In a decision dated 28 May 2018 the independent Charities Registration Board (the “Board”) determined that Sea Shepherd New Zealand Trust (the “Trust”
Join us once again this year for our Lunchtime Webinar Series. Check out our two upcoming webinars.
In a decision dated 19 April 2018 the independent Charities Registration Board directed that Save Animals From Exploitation
Social enterprise and charity
In its decision dated 21 March 2018 the independent Charities Registration Board has decided to decline Greenpeace’s application to be a registered ch
Ending a charity - what to do with what's left
In March 2015, following an investigation by Charities Services, the Glenn Family Foundation Charitable Trust removed itself from the New Zealand...
The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Cha
More than 200 people gathered in Wellington on 2 November 2017 to attend Charities Services’ Annual Meeting.
Lessons on compliance through case reports
What charities need to know about spam
In its decision dated 21 August 2017 the independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Family First New Zealand from the Charities...
Upcoming Election – things to think about as a charity
Registrations are now open for our next two upcoming webinars in July and August on the Performance Report for Tier 3 and Tier 4 charities.
Did you miss our webinar on Annual Reporting for Tier 3 and Tier 4 charities? You can view the recording here (scroll to the bottom of the page in the
In celebration of volunteer week (18-24 June), here is some data on registered charities' volunteers and volunteer hours
Is being registered with Charities Services still right for your organisation?
Our next Lunchtime Webinar will cover the basics of what information Charities Services requires registered charities to provide every year.
In April 2013 the Independent Charities Registration Board made a decision to remove Family First New Zealand from the...
Register for our next Lunchtime Webinar series event. In this webinar, we'll be talking about Minimum Categories in the Performance Report
Since 2008, biennial surveys have been conducted to measure the levels of public trust and confidence in the charitable sector.
Register for our next Lunchtime Webinar series event. In this webinar we'll be talking about the Statement of Cash Flows for Tiers 1-3 Charities.
Exchange and Non-Exchange Revenue (Part 3) – Disclosures
Charities Services kicks off its Lunchtime Webinar Series this year. Each month, we'll deliver a topic of interest to charities with a focus initially
Exchange and Non-Exchange Revenue (Part 2) – When to recognise it
We can now we keep you up to date with information of interest to registered charities and the not-for-profit sector through our Facebook page.
Exchange or Non-Exchange – which is it?
Charities Services received a number of questions before and during the Annual Meeting. We have provided detailed responses.
Today marks 10 years since the first charity was registered in New Zealand!
Debunking deregistration myths with data
The independent Charities Registration Board decided that Kiwis Against Seabed Mining Incorporated does not meet registration requirements.
Accounting and Auditing Fees
View our list of registered charities contributing to the recent earthquake relief efforts in Kaikoura and other regions.
How the Charities Registration Board makes decisions
Two new Guides on how to report annually to Charities Services for Tier 3 and Tier 4 charities have been published.
Our help desk 0508 CHARITIES (0508 242 748) is now running but with limited service.
The Charities Register - Getting the big picture
Representatives of registered charities are warmly invited to our Annual Meeting to be held on 14 November 2016.
Charities Services, along with your local Community Operations funding advisors, are offering a practical three hour workshop for treasurers of Tier 3
When can Tier 3 entities apply Tier 2 standards for certain transactions?
Being political and charitable
Cash Flow Statement – Mystery or Just Mathematics?
Charity Reporting – The Bigger Picture
The independent Charities Registration Board decided that the Society for the Protection of Auckland Harbours does not meet registration requirements.
Conflicts of interest and the consequences when they lead to private benefit
Conflicts of Interest and Registering as a Charity
Conflicts of Interest and Making Decisions
What is a Statement of Service Performance (SSP)?
Annual Reporting Timeline
Read our News Alert that clarifies the details of the Charities Amendment Bill.
To audit or not to audit – that is the question…
Let’s Talk About Tech
Categories in the Performance Report – What about Grants?
Consolidation and Registering as a Group
Tier 4 Microsoft Excel Template – Trouble Shooting
The new reporting standards are here and yes, they do affect your charity!
Charity volunteers much appreciated
Charities Services has launched a new blog. The blog will cover current topics of interest to charities.
The Annual Return has now been updated to broadly align with the New Reporting Standards
Should charities issuing debt securities be subject to standard Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) obligations?
Recent changes to the Charities Act 2005 create statutory audit and review requirements for medium and large Registered Charities from 1 April 2015.
Guidance on this website has been updated to reflect a recent decision by the Supreme Court about charitable purpose.