For most of the Methodist Church of New Zealand, the financial year end is 30 June and therefore the Annual Return to Charities Services is due by 31 December. The 31 December is coming up very quickly and therefore, if your entity (Parish, Synod, Charitable Trust, etc.) has NOT already filed its Annual Return and checked to make sure the Officers listed on the Charities Services website are correct PLEASE do so as quickly as possible.
You will need your annual accounts that comply with the financial reporting standards that were mandatory three years ago.
In the past Charities Services have given time extensions but their stance on this is hardening and extensions of time are becoming more difficult to obtain. The Annual Return takes about 20 minutes to 30 minutes to complete (assuming you have all the correct information) and can be done online.
If you require assistance, please let Peter van Hout at the Board of Administration know.