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Charities Finance Guide

We are pleased to introduce the Charities Finance Guide comprising the Treasurer's Handbook and the GST Handbook for use in your charity. Along with these useful handbooks we have also included in the Finance Resource Centre many templates and resources that will help treasurers around Australia with the daily and on-going running of their charities.

The Treasurer's Handbook

The role of a treasurer is rewarding and challenging. There are many responsibilities associated with it, but not always an adequate supply of resources or people to assist with what is required.

This Guide has been specifically designed to assist treasurers in attending to their responsibilities. It can be used by new treasurers so that the transition to their role happens in the most efficient and effective manner. It can also be used by current treasurers who simply need assistance with their responsibilities.

The Guide discusses various issues associated with the role of a treasurer. However, the first step is to gain an understanding of some financial aspects associated with your charity.

The GST Handbook

The GST is a “goods and services tax” at the rate of 10%. It is not a tax on income, but rather a tax on the consumption of goods, services and other things such as creation of rights in Australia.

The GST applied in Australia from 1 July 2000. On the introduction of the GST, the sales tax system was repealed.

This handbook contains a wealth of information for treasurers that will help them administer this comprehensive tax, including the many exemptions available to charities.

Finance Resource Centre

We present many templates and resources for treasurers.

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