We regularly advise and assist in the formation, registration and governance of Charitable Trusts and other organisations which perform charitable functions (including incorporated societies and even companies).
To ensure compliance with the requirements of the Charities Act and achieve income tax exemption and charitable donee status (so donations to the charity can be tax deductible) special care needs to be taken in preparing rules and constitutions. We can help you get this right.
We act for a number of national charitable institutions and have a wealth of experience to draw on in this field.
For more information please contact David Murphy (DDI 04 494 1591)
Important information for registered charties - new auditing requirements - click here
The main government site covering charities - http://www.charities.govt.nz/
The Citizen Advice Bureau - http://www.cab.org.nz/vat/rcc/comm/Pages/RegulationofsocietiesCharities.aspx
Go to http://www.communitylaw.org.nz/ for information on the excellent publication "Community Law Manual".
To download a free copy of "Charity Law in New Zealand" - http://www.charities.govt.nz/news/charity-law-in-new-zealand/
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