The 2019 Federal Budget Highlights

The 2019 Federal Budget addressed several areas of concern involving charities. Few of these measures will affect our membership. You may read the budget in full here. For your easy reference we note the following three points. Social Finance Fund The government reiterated its 2018 Fall Economic Statement wherein it… More

Political Activity and Form T3010

In light of recent changes to the guidelines for charities involved in “public policy discussions and development activities” (PPDDA), CRA has released updated instructions for filling out Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return. Charities now have less to report when it comes to political advocacy or involvement. CRA will provide… More

T3010 Political Activities Update

CRA reports that the reporting requirements on the T3010 for a charity’s spending on political activities are no longer relevant. You do not have to answer those questions. Here is what CRA says: 2019-02-01 In December 2018, the rules governing the political activities of registered charities changed as a result… More

Government’s Response to Unconstitutional Political Activity Limits

Authored by Philip Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs I have been watching the case of the charity Canada Without Poverty since their charitable status was revoked for exceeding the 10% amount of permissible political activity spending. As you may recall, Canada Without Poverty devoted over 98% of its resources to political activity…. More

CRA’s IT Modernization Launch Delayed

Authored by Philip Milley, Associate Director Legal Affairs Regular readers of the CCCC Bulletin will be aware that CRA will be requiring charities to create and use an online My Business Account to interact with CRA. The online portal will allow a charity to file its information return (T3010) and registration application (T2050),… More

Mailing Address for Paper T3010 Submission has Changed

Authored by Philip Milley, Associate Director Legal Affairs Every year, charities are required to complete and file Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, within six months of the charity’s fiscal year. Failure to file the T3010 on time is cause for the revocation of the charity’s registered status and may… More

Charities Must Update Their Donation Receipts by March 31, 2019

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs Last August the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”)  transitioned its website to a new domain: www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency.html. At that time we reported that charities were obligated, as a result of the changing CRA website address, to update their donation receipts to reflect the new domain. CRA has recently… More