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Stats Can releases 2018 tax filer charity donation information for Canadians

Statistics Canada reported, "While fewer Canadian tax filers made charitable donations in 2018, they were more generous than in 2017."  They noted…

Very surprising statistics from the Charities Directorate on recent charity registrations

I recently looked at a couple of ATIP documents from the Charities Directorate and I was quite surprised at the decline in the number of charity…

The TCC rejects abusive charitable gifting tax scheme in Tudora v. The Queen

On January 27, 2020, the Honourable Justice Ronald MacPhee of the Tax Court of Canada (TCC) rejected an appeal from Alexandru Tudora dealing with the…

FCA dismisses Markou appeal in “Donation Program for Medical Science and Technology”

The Federal Court of Appeal on December 5, 2019 dismissed the appeal in Markou V. Canada relating to the 'abusive charity gifting tax scheme'…

Tax preparer given prison sentence for false charitable donation receipts

Here is a recent bulletin from CRA dealing with the problem of fraudulent official donation receipts.   Canada Revenue Agency Feb 07, 2020,…

CRA replaces RC59 with Form AUT-01 Authorize a Representative for Access by Phone and Mail

CRA has said that they will no longer accept the RC59 Business Consent for Offline Access and now as of today one will need to use the new Form…

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