Sample NIL financial statement

This sample Nil financial statement should only be used as a guide when preparing an annual financial statement for an incorporated society.

Where a society has had no expenditure or income and has no assets and liabilities a statement is required to be filed to report this inactivity. A letter from the society advising that the society has been inactive is insufficient and does not comply with the requirements of section 23 of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.

We recommend you review the rules of the society. Where the rules specify:

  • a particular format of financial statement, for example compliance with GAAP, you must meet these requirements; or
  • that an auditor must be appointed, the audit report must be attached to the financial statement.

This sample statement should not be used where the society has financial statement preparation and filing obligations under other legislation e.g. where the society is an issuer, FMC reporting entity, charity or industrial and provident society. In this case, we recommend you seek professional advice, as appropriate.

ABC Club Incorporated 123456 (society number)

Statement of income & expenditure for the year ended 31 March 2019*

Income2019
$
2018
$
Total income
Nil
Nil
Expenses2019
$
2018
$
Total expenses
Nil
Nil
Net surplus/(loss)
Nil
Nil

ABC Club Incorporated 123456 (society number)

Statement of financial position as at 31 March 2019

Assets2019
$
2018
$
Total assets
Nil
Nil
Liabilities2019
$
2018
$
Total liabilities
Nil
Nil
Net assets (liabilities)
Nil
Nil
Accumulated funds as at 31 March
Nil
Nil

ABC Club Incorporated 123456 (society number)

Notes to financial statements as at 31 March 2019

Include details of all mortgages, charges, and securities of any description affecting any of the society’s property here. For example:

  1. The nature and amount of the borrowing that is secured; and
  2. The nature and amount of the resource(s) used as security.

* The financial statement is for the financial year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

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