Tag Archives: CRA

COVID-19: CRA Charities Directorate Resumes Call Centre Operations

This entry is part 17 of 33 in the series COVID-19.

The Charities Directorate announced today that its call centre has resumed operations. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays), 9am – 5 pm, local time at 1-800-267-2384. The news release notes that the Directorate is working toward a gradual resumption of other services, such as online registrations. Audit activities… 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

Unconstitutional: CRA’s Political Activity Rule

CRA’s requirement that charities spend no more than 10% of their resources on political activity has been found by Justice Edward Morgan, of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, to be unconstitutional. Justice Morgan was emphatic. He did not allow the government any time to change the rule to be… More

Minister of National Revenue Announces Winding Down of Political Activities Audit Program for Charities

On January 20, 2016, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue (“MNR”), announced that the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) will be winding down the political activities audit program of registered charities. The news release acknowledged the critical role that charities play in Canadian society and their valuable contribution to… More

An Election Reminder to Charities: Do not engage in partisan political activities

Authored by Nevena Urosevic On August 21, 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) published an Advisory on partisan political activities. Though it is similar in content to the Policy Statement CPS-022 on Political Activities, and the guideline on Partisan political activities, it contains additional examples of partisan political activities not… More