CRA updates resources for charities about political activities

THIS POST HAS BEEN WRITTEN BY GUEST AUTHOR BARRY W. BUSSEY, VP-LEGAL AFFAIRS.

CRA has updated its website to provide more tools and information to assist charities comply with the requirement not to be engaged in excessive political activities.  The Charities Directorate has reiterated the fact that it is not subject to political direction in identifying which charities to audit.

The updated website includes:

To view these pages and others, go to Resources for charities about political activities.

More information on the Charities Directorate’s recent activities and how the Directorate selects charity files for political activities compliance actions, please see the Charities Program Update – 2014.

You may also be interested in the following speech of the Director General of the Charities Directorate given on May 23, 2014 at the National Charity Law Symposium:  Speech by Director General – May 23, 2014

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