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What documents must you file with the Registrar?

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A society is required to file a number of documents with the Registrar of Incorporated Societies (the Registrar). Some must be filed every year (for example, the annual financial statement) while other documents are only required to be filed as changes happen (for example, when the society's addresses, officers or rules change). 

 

After the annual general meeting (AGM)

It is usual to file the following updates with the Registrar of Incorporated Societies after each annual general meeting.

 

 

Annual financial statements

Every year an incorporated society is required to register a copy of its annual financial statement (accounts). This will usually happen after the annual general meeting (AGM). If a society fails to send a copy of its annual financial statements to the Registrar, he may assume it is no longer operating and may then take steps to remove it from the register. Once an incorporated society is removed from the register it will no longer be a separate legal entity.

 

Filing online

 

Filing paper documents

All financial statements that are filed manually must be accompanied by appropriate certification. Use our Financial Statement Cover Sheet when you file a paper copy of your financial statement - the cover sheet includes the appropriate certification of your financial statements.

[Download a PDF form] This link will open in a new window. Download a cover sheet to include when you file your financial statements (Form IS4) [PDF 62KB]

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Updating organisational details

Addresses

Changes to the registered office must be notified to the Registrar. To ensure that the Registrar can readily contact a society, it is important to advise the Registrar if the society’s address for communication changes.
 

Officers

Most rules provide for the election of officers at the annual general meeting. If your officers have changed, you can notify the Registrar of Incorporated Societies, however, it is not mandatory to do so.

Note | Updating officers details can only be done when filing online. You can't update these details using a paper form.
 

Filing online

 

Filing paper documents

[Download a PDF form] This link will open in a new window. Download the form you need to update your society's details (Form IS3) [PDF 59KB]

 

Alteration to rules

Alterations to the rules of a society will not take effect until they have been registered and until that time they cannot be used to run the society.

 

Filing paper documents

You can only advise such changes using paper forms, there is no online service for filing changes of rules.

[Download a PDF form] This link will open in a new window. Download the form you need to update your society's details (Form IS3) [PDF 59KB]

 

Last updated 6 July 2017