Charity Accounting and Taxation
This sixth edition of Charity Accounting and Taxation provides those who deal in UK charity finances with a clear and easy-to-follow guide to all aspects of preparing annual financial statements for UK charities of all sizes. The book is updated in line with the UK's FRS 102 and the revised Charity SORP. Due to the nature of charities - such as their legal structure and the fact that they deal with money from a large number of third parties - their annual accounts are subject to tight regulation, including a statutory annual audit for most. Last published in 2010, this current edition contains expert guidance from the Buzzacott charity team on preparing all aspects of a financial statement so that it complies with relevant legislation, including the Charities Act 2011; financial reporting standards, including FRS 102 which comes into force on January 1, 2015 ; and the revised Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) issued by the Charity Commission in the summer of 2014. The book also provides advice on complying with all tax legislation and suggests planning points that will allow charities to avoid any potential direct pitfalls and manage their affairs in the most tax-efficient way. It is an invaluable source of guidance on preparing and auditing charity accounts prepared in line with the revised Charity SORP. Both finance teams within charities and accountants and auditors in practice with charities among their client base will use this on a regular basis. Contents include: charity * trustees' responsibilities * accounting requirements * trustees' report * accounting policies and accounts structure * statement of financial activities * incoming resources * resources expanded * balance sheet presentation * fixed assets, valuations, and depreciation * current assets, liabilities, and reserves * cash flow statements * notes and disclosures * summarized accounts * Scottish, Irish, and exempt charities * audit and other external scrutiny * tax exemptions and charities * tax and trading activities of charities * tax incentives to donors * charities and VAT * appendices.
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