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Legal Affairs I have been watching the case of the charity Canada Without Poverty since their charitable status was revoked for exceeding the 10% amount of permissible political activity spending.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

Charity Highlights of Budget 2018

Authored By Philip A.S. Milley Associate Director, Legal Affairs Today the Hon. Bill Morneau tabled Budget 2018, which includes supplemental information. Like Budget 2017, which we previously reviewed, Budget 2018 contains few references to charities. The first, on page 189, relates to a pledge to clarify the rules on political activities to allow… More

ONCA Targeted for 2020

On January 2, 2018, the Ontario Government website regarding “Rules for not-for-profit and charitable corporations” was amended to notify that the Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“ONCA”) is targeted to come into force in “early 2020”. This announcement comes on the heels of changes to the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 which took… More