Not For Profit Law Ė Maximising Impact Together

August 3, 2016

In recent news from the Third Sector website, two Not-For-Profit (NFP) organisations, namely Wesley Mission Victoria and the Victorian and Tasmanian Uniting Church Community Services, are planning to merge. Given the current difficult...

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Not for Profit Law: Maximising Impact

July 14, 2016

We who are Tri-meridian, are passionate about supporting the Not-for-Profit sector and are specifically interested in assisting NFPís to make the most of the benefits available. Whether this be through establishing effective governance,...

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Relief available to Charitable Organisations and Churches

June 30, 2016

When purchasing land and/or a building in South Australia, in addition to the purchase price there are a number of other ongoing costs that become obligations of the new purchaser. For organisations such as charities and religious organisations (such as churches), there are a number of remissions that you may qualify for which could help lessen the ongoing financial burden. The following areas in which rebates may be available relates specifically to religious organisations (Churches) with charitable status. If your organisation falls outside these parameters it may still be worth doing some research and making some enquiries. A 100% Exemption for Land Tax is available for charitable organisations (eg: Churches) under Section 4 of the land Tax Act of 1936. For more information on this exemption then please go to the Revenue SA website. As land tax is calculated and payable in advance for the whole of the financial year it may be important that you apply as soon as possible. For the relevant application form please follow the link here. Section 162 of the Local...

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Conflicts of interest: Identification, Prevention and...

May 26, 2016

As we have previously discussed a conflict of interest may occur when a board memberís personal interests are in conflict with their responsibility to act and make decisions in the best interest of the organisation. Although conflicts of interest do...

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