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As with any person or organisation, an incorporated society must comply with the laws of New Zealand.  This includes not undertaking criminal activities, meeting any tax obligations and complying with any government agency requirements that may apply to the society’s activities:

  • For information about a society’s tax obligations, refer to the Inland Revenue Department
  • Contact the Department of Internal Affairs for information about running events involving gambling (for example housie) or applying for community grants
  • Contact your local council for information about running events and compliance with local bylaws, for example holding a street fair.
  • For information about selling liquor at society functions, refer to the District Licensing Agency associated with the District or City Council nearest to where the event will be held.


Last updated 29 September 2015