Charities Services, formerly known as the Charities Commission, is a New Zealand government agency established by the Charities Act 2005. Its responsibilities include:
- maintaining and monitoring a register of charities
- receiving annual returns and monitoring the activities of charities
- promoting public trust in charitable organisations
- providing education and assistance to the charitable sector
- encouraging best practice in governance and use of resources
- providing advice on matters relating to charities.
|Ngā Rātonga Kaupapa Atawhai|
|Parent agency||Department of Internal Affairs|
Charities Services is a division of the Department of Internal Affairs and has an independent three-person Board to make decisions about registering or deregistering charities.