Annual Returns – Charities Services

It’s that time of year again……

Just a reminder that most Methodist entities who are registered with Charities Services will need to have their Annual Returns filed with Charities Services by 31 December 2015.

These can be done online (www.charities.govt.nz) or by sending then a hard copy (hard copy can be found here).  It costs more to send a hard copy of the Annual Return so do it online. Remember that you will need to attach your annual accounts with the Annual Return also.  At the same time as going your Annual Return, it’s a good idea to check who Charity Services thinks are your officers.  If they have them wrong, you are able to update them as part of the Annual Return process.  Remember that the Officers of a Parish are the Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Parish Stewards.

If you cannot remember your password, then let either Greer or me know and we will see what we have, otherwise we can get it changed for you.  I find that it takes between 10 and 15 minutes to do the return online.  If you have any issues, please contact me.

Please note that I need to inform the General Secretary of any entity who has not filed their Annual Return by the 31 December 2015.