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  • Financial Report of Charities Clarified
    to be the content of the annual financial report of a medium registered entity what is to be the content of the annual financial report of a large registered entity and that financial notes and statements are to be prepared in accordance with the accounting standards made under the Corporations Act 2001 the exact content requirement of the responsible entities declaration as to the solvency of the registered entity and compliance with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission Act 2012 To date charities registered entities have only been required to lodge the 2013 Annual Information Statement 2013 AIS within 6 months of the end of their reporting period The 2013 AIS does not require financial information to be disclosed If you are unsure about your reporting obligations or that of your charity you are welcome to contact Kylie now to discuss how you can clarify what you are required to do Filed Under Charities Nonprofits Tagged With accounting standards AIS charities charity financial report large registered entity medium registered entity reporting period Leave a Comment Speak Your Mind Cancel reply Name Email Website Office 61 2 9889 2881 Mobile 61 405 124 975 Office 61 2 8215 1593

    Original URL path: http://www.kyliemaxwell.com.au/2013/07/13/financial-report-of-charities-clarified/ (2014-01-05)
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  • Private Ancillary Funds and Others Benefit from Privacy on ACNC Register
    The Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission Amendment Regulation 2013 No 2 the Regulation commenced in May this year Under the Regulation the following information may be excluded from the Register in certain circumstances the name and ABN of the registered entity contact details including the address for service of the entity a governing rule in the governing rules of the registered entity the name of a responsible entity which includes the entities listed on our previous blog information in an annual information statement and information in a financial report audit or review report Most of these changes affect private ancillary funds and prevent their major donors from having their identities disclosed on the register The ACNC has delayed the inclusion of information about private ancillary funds on the Register so that it can implement the new law The ACNC has foreshadowed that a new form will be released which will allow private ancillary funds to put forward their arguments for removing or omitting information from the Register There is already a form in place for the removal of information from the Register that has been disclosed in contravention of the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission Act 2012 If you need to make a submission to the ACNC to put forward reasons for excluding certain information from the Register contact Kylie now for a confidential consultation Filed Under Charities Nonprofits Tagged With ABN ACNC charities charities register charity disclosure privacy private private ancillary funds register removal Leave a Comment Speak Your Mind Cancel reply Name Email Website Office 61 2 9889 2881 Mobile 61 405 124 975 Office 61 2 8215 1593 Mobile 61 405 124 975 Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter indicates required Email Address First Name Connect with Us Recent Posts New Charity Definition at

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  • Governance Standards Now Applicable to Charities
    be found here and here The governance provisions called Governance Standards number five in all and can be summarised as follows Registered entities are to make available to those they come into contact with information about their not for profit nature and purpose including persons ranging from members to donors and even benefit recipients which is a term undefined by the legislation but which we assume means those whom the charity serves or helps Registered entities must be accountable to their members Registered entities must comply with Australian laws avoiding being pursued for an indictable offence and offences with certain penalties Registered entities must take reasonable steps to ensure that its responsible entities are not disqualified from managing companies or by the ACNC under Australian laws Responsible entities must keep a range of duties creating a fiduciary type relationship with the registered entity including using care and diligence acting in good faith and in the best interests of the registered entity not misusing his or her position or information obtained whilst carrying out the duties of the position disclosing perceived or actual conflicts of interest being responsible with respect to the financial affairs of the registered entity ensuring that the registered entity does not operate while insolvent and if the responsible entity acts in good faith and with an independent assessment of information prepared by competent employees professional advisers other responsible entities or authorised committees comprising responsible entities this will be taken to have met the standard and if the responsible entity had reasonable grounds for believing the registered entity was solvent this will excuse them from being responsible for the registered entity trading while insolvent and if the responsible entity was suffering illness or had some other good reason which prevented him or her from taking part in the

    Original URL path: http://www.kyliemaxwell.com.au/2013/07/13/governance-standards-now-applicable-to-charities/ (2014-01-05)
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  • Charities Commission Regulates the Charities & Nonprofits Sector
    tax deductible receipts have been automatically included on a new register You can view your charity s page by searching the register here If your charity does not have current endorsements from the ATO you can still register your charity through this page Nothing about the definition of what comprises a charity has changed However from 1 July 2013 what comprises a charity will be determined by legislation instead of the current common law Directors and leaders of charities that are listed on the ACNC s register now have new obligations of reporting and other governance requirements will follow in later subordinate legislation While nonprofits who are not on the register do not have these additional reporting and governance requirements it is expected that if they apply for registration and are accepted they will be governed by the new rules The government also plans to regulate them in the future How can we help While the online application process appears at first to be simple and accessible there is a complex history of laws behind the completion of the online forms for tax concessions and in filling out applications for tax deductibility called DGR We are experienced in the history and development of the laws that govern whether the ACNC and the ATO will accept your charity s application If you have any questions about how your charity or nonprofit is affected do contact Kylie Maxwell on 61 2 8215 1593 or by email You can also find further information at the ACNC s website Filed Under Charities Nonprofits Tagged With charities commission law new nonprofit not for profit regulate regulator rules Leave a Comment Speak Your Mind Cancel reply Name Email Website Office 61 2 9889 2881 Mobile 61 405 124 975 Office 61 2 8215 1593 Mobile 61

    Original URL path: http://www.kyliemaxwell.com.au/2012/12/07/charities-commission-regulates-the-charities-nonprofits-sector/ (2014-01-05)
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  • Search Results packages
    time spent on any matter beyond the hours stated in the package will be charged at 400 00 per hour plus GST and will be payable at the end of the month in which the time was incurred Overseas Aid Fund Package only Package excludes Drafting of any partnership agreements or other agreements between your organisation and organisations or persons overseas who are delivering charitable services on behalf of your organisation Conditions For companies limited by guarantee as trustees an additional fee of 1 149 00 or 1 616 00 depending on how you will name the company is payable into our trust account before the company can be registered This fee does not form part of the monthly payment inclusions and is an additional fee However if this fee is too expensive for your plans email Kylie to discuss other options The fee mentioned above of 1 149 00 or 1 616 00 will result in the following further inclusions bound copies of Constitution for each director documents for the appointment of the public officer all ASIC documents consents for each director and member minutes of first meeting bank kit leather bound statutory register The fee of 1 149 00 or 1 616 00 is not our fee but an external provider and as such may change as prices fluctuate Work requested outside of the inclusions above will be charged at 300 00 plus GST per hour and will be payable at the end of the month in which the professional fees have been incurred Filed Under Leave a Comment admin November 9 2012 North Ryde Legal Services Kylie Maxwell Solicitor offers large firm background and professionalism but small firm flexibility and approachability We see clients in our Sydney CBD office and also visit clients directlty in the North Ryde Castle Hill and greater West areas As North Ryde lawyers go we offer a wide range of services and practice area expertise We pride ourselves on being well read and extremely experienced This comes from 14 years of working for large medium and small firms and government organisations and from our continued enthusiasm for the law and legal process We are a passionate and enthusiastic partner committed to meeting a wide range of your legal requirements Our flexibility of approach does not just derive from being a North Ryde lawyer and providing Sydney legal services to the greater West We also ensure that our services are financially accessible This is reflected in our payment packages to suit various organisations We do not have large overheads like some law firms so we pass those savings on to our clients If your business nonprofit or family home is located near Macquarie Park Norwest Business Park Castle Hill or Eastern Creek Business Park you will find us very flexible about coming to see you in your office or home or a convenient coffee shop to discuss how we can help with your legal matters If you would like to talk to us

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  • NFP Setup Package
    Solicitor Now Provide Us With Feedback Pay an Invoice NFP Setup Package For 683 incl GST per month for 12 months Designed for Nonprofits and charities who are yet to establish themselves and who need a legal entity set up registration on the Australian Charities Not for Profits Commission register an ABN endorsements from the Australian Taxation Office and our guide Your Charity and Tax to enable the charity to meet its taxation obligations over time Value 10 300 00 incl GST for only 8 200 00 payable over 12 months Click here for Terms and Conditions Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation Office 61 2 9889 2881 Mobile 61 405 124 975 Office 61 2 8215 1593 Mobile 61 405 124 975 Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter indicates required Email Address First Name Connect with Us Recent Posts New Charity Definition at Law Commences Operation Today Financial Report of Charities Clarified Private Ancillary Funds and Others Benefit from Privacy on ACNC Register Governance Standards Now Applicable to Charities Charities Commission Regulates the Charities Nonprofits Sector Contact Kylie Maxwell Solicitor Level 3 50 York Street Sydney NSW 2000 Telephone 61 2 9889 2881 Facsimile 61 2

    Original URL path: http://www.kyliemaxwell.com.au/packages/nfp-setup-package/ (2014-01-05)
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  • Terms and Conditions of Packages
    duty payable on trusts or funds Overseas aid fund setup Setup of cooperatives Conditions For trusts and funds if stamp duty is payable it must be paid into our trust account before any work is done For companies limited by guarantee an additional fee of 1 149 00 or 1 616 00 depending on how you will name the company is payable into our trust account before the company can be registered This fee does not form part of the monthly payment inclusions and is an additional fee However if this fee is too expensive for your plans email Kylie to discuss other options The fee of 1 149 00 or 1 616 00 will result in the following further inclusions documents for the appointment of the public officer all ASIC documents consents for all directors and members minutes of first meeting bank kit leather bound statutory register Value up to 1 616 00 including GST The fee of 1 149 00 or 1 616 00 is not our fee but an external provider and as such may change as prices fluctuate Additional time spent on any matter beyond the hours stated above will be charged at 400 00 per hour plus GST and will be payable at the end of the month in which the time was incurred Your Charity and Tax our guide as to how to operate your charity so as not to offend the tax laws will be provided for an additional cost of 900 00 plus GST for trusts or funds or companies limited by guarantee payable upon receipt of the guide Young NFP Package only Package excludes Any area of law in which we do not specialise in which case we will refer you to someone who can help you They may however charge you fees Conditions Time value not used in any month cannot be accumulated by your organisation and used in the next or subsequent months However if your charity does not and does not need to use any of hte time at all half an hour of the time can be transferred to another charity or nonprofit of your choice value 200 plus GST This time must be redeemed during the month after that month with no activity Additional time spent on any matter beyond the hours stated in the package will be charged at 400 00 per hour plus GST and will be payable at the end of the month in which the time was incurred Overseas Aid Fund Package only Package excludes Drafting of any partnership agreements or other agreements between your organisation and organisations or persons overseas who are delivering charitable services on behalf of your organisation Conditions For companies limited by guarantee as trustees an additional fee of 1 149 00 or 1 616 00 depending on how you will name the company is payable into our trust account before the company can be registered This fee does not form part of the monthly payment inclusions and

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  • Young NFP Package
    10 560 00 incl GST for 7 500 00 incl GST payable over 12 months Click here for Terms and Conditions Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation Office 61 2 9889 2881 Mobile 61 405 124 975 Office 61 2 8215 1593 Mobile 61 405 124 975 Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter indicates required Email Address First Name Connect with Us Recent Posts New Charity Definition

    Original URL path: http://www.kyliemaxwell.com.au/packages/young-nfp-package/ (2014-01-05)
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