As required under Section 3(1) of the Assessment Ordinance, every parish must provide to the Secretary of Synod (via Diocesan Office) a financial declaration so as to determine the assessment payable (See also What is Assessment?). This document, together with the financial statements for the parish for the previous year, comprise the Parish Annual Assessment Return. As per the ordinance this information must be provided to Diocesan Office no later than 1 April each year, however if there is a delay in completion or you require assistance in completing the form please contact Ministry & Parish Support.
The current Parish Annual Assessment Return may be downloaded below, and either completed electronically and submitted by email or in hardcopy and returned to Diocesan Office. The Assessment Return is usually completed by the Treasurer using information from the financial reports.
When completing the spreadsheet document, certain expenses may be entered as deductions. The use of deductions reduces the assessable income of a parish, by undertaking certain activities determined by Diocesan Council. Also attached is the most recent applicable Deductions Policy.
If you require support in completing the form, please contact Ministry & Parish Support.