We have been blogging about CRA’s draft guidance “Advancement of religion and charitable registration” in 2009, 2017 and 2018.   Essentially CRA has been working on the document for a long time and their first draft was put out 11 years ago.   We recently ran across another more recent version of the guidance and have uploaded it below:

CRA Draft Guidance Advancement of Religion Guidance January 22, 2019 (24MB)

It was prepared in 2019 and it has a 6-page decision tree at the end of the document.   It has other changes such as removal of “political activities” and replacement with “Public Policy Dialogue and Development Activities”.  This guidance will affect over 32,000 Canadian charities and hopefully CRA will put it out publicly.  Perhaps on Christmas Day!