Benefits and obligations of registered charities

Here is where you can learn about the different benefits and obligations of registered charities under the Charities Act 2005.

Benefits and obligations of being registered

Being a registered charity brings with it a number of benefits, and some obligations. 

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Annual Returns

If you become registered, you will need to file an Annual Return.

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Tax information

Inland Revenue administers charitable tax exemptions from things such as income tax and gift duty for people who give gifts to charitable entities. Inland Revenue generally accepts Charities Services’ decisions regarding charitable registrations, so in most cases tax exemptions are approved.

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