Monthly Archives: January 2018

Free accounting assistance for registered charities in your area – Book an appointment now! 

This was an e-mail that i received from Charities Services.  Some of you may be interested in this.

Kia ora, talofa lava and warm greetings,

Does your registered charity need some help with its Annual Return, Performance Report or some face to face support to get your head around the financial reporting standards?

Charities Services’ accountants will be available on Thursday 22 February from 12 – 4pm in our DIA Manukau office to help registered charities with any accounting queries related to their charity’s Annual Return, Performance Report and the financial reporting standards. If your charity would benefit from some free accounting expertise, book your appointment now.

How it works

We have limited appointments available, so please select your preferred appointment time here. The appointments will be for approx. 20 minutes, so to maximise your time with us you’ll be asked to provide:

·         The legal name or Charities Registration number (CC number) of your charity.  You can find this on the Charities Register.

·         A brief description of your accounting query.

Once you’ve submitted your request for an appointment, we’ll get in touch with you to confirm the time of your appointment with one of our accountants.

*If you’re receiving this email but you’re not in charge of your charity’s finances, please forward this invitation on to the relevant person in your charity, or anyone you think might be interested.

GST Returns – Methodist Church Online System

There may be times when you need to enter a GST return for a month that is NOT the current GST month and you need to change the dates.  This can be done but you need to change the “Covering Period From” and the “Covering Period To” dates on the GST form that is presented when you log into the GST System.  These are highlighted below.

Please note that ALL entities that report to the Conference of the Methodist Church of New Zealand are registered under one GST return. All Methodist entities are REQUIRED to lodge a GST return in the Methodist Church GST system on a monthly basis ON or BEFORE the 25th of each month.

For those of you using Xero, you need to deal with the GST return in Xero, finalise it for the month and then enter the GST information from Xero into the Methodist Church GST system.  At present there is no automatic way of transferring the GST information from Xero to our GST system.

“Catching up” on GST returns going back more than two months is not considered acceptable to the IRD and may also not be allowed by the Church.