Transparency in the Canadian Charitable Sector and the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return Online Course

Every year we do a 3-hour course on transparency and the T3010.   This year there has been a lot of interest in transparency around charities.   On…

Charities Directorate Business Resumption Plan and Audits

CRA has just published its plan for the resumption of full activities.  Here is one pertaining to the Legislation and Policy Branch (Charities).  My…

What is a Qualified donee under the Income Tax Act Canada in 2020? How many are there?

A qualified donee is an organization that can issue official donation receipts for gifts it receives from individuals and corporations. It can also…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for Working with Intermediaries in Canada

Here is our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for Working with Intermediaries in Canada 2020.  It will be of help to Canadian registered…

New Course on Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada

We have just prepared a new course on Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada.  Here is information on the new course and how to…

“UK charity failed to safeguard aid worker killed in Syria – report”

The Guardian recently had an article "UK charity failed to safeguard aid worker killed in Syria – report".   The article deals with Alan Henning, a…

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends – April 24, 2020

It has been over 4 weeks that many businesses, non-profits and charities in Canada have either been shut down or are trying hard to adjust to the…

Finance releases further information today on wage subsidy for business, non-profits and charities – more details to follow 

Finance today, April 1, 2020, released further information on wage subsidies for business, non-profits and charities.   The wage subsidy is about $71…

Ontario PGT has issued a “Statement on Accessing Restricted Purpose Trust Funds Prior to Obtaining a Court Order During the COVID19 Pandemic”

The Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee has issued a "Statement on Accessing Restricted Purpose Trust Funds Prior to Obtaining a Court Order During…

CRA Charities Directorate announces extension of T3010 filing deadlines until December 31, 2020 in response to COVID-19

The CRA announced tonight that registered charities filing deadline for the T3010 that were or will be due from March 18, 2020 till December 31,…

“Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses” will also help charities

Here is a document from finance released today Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses.  It is a large package…

A discount for Blumbergs online courses until April 1, 2020

Over the last year, Blumbergs has released 8 online courses.   In case you are interested we have provided over the next 2 weeks a 50% discount…

Blumbergs releases new Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for 2020 by Mark Blumberg

Here is an updated Canadian Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg.  It is a checklist for Canadian registered charities to assist them with…

With COVID-19 can you file your T3010 Registered Charity Information Return on time?

SEE NEW BLOG WITH UPDATES CRA: Charities Directorate announces extension of T3010 filing deadlines till December 31, 2020 in response to COVID-19……

CRA updates pages dealing with penalties of suspension for charities, RCAAAs and RJOs

CRA recently updated their page dealing with Penalties and suspensions.  The big changes appear to be a whole section on penalties and suspension for…

Filing your T3010 for 2019 – more options for Canadian charities

Canadian registered charities now have more options when it comes to filing their T3010 for 2019.  The form can be filed electronically through the…

CRA revoking dormant charities

We recently put online CRA letters to registered charities that had been revoked over the last few years as a result of audit.   It was interesting…

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…

Recent CRA letters of revocation for Canadian registered charities -2015-2018

Here are the CRA letters from a number of recent Canadian registered charity revocations.  These letters from CRA cover many different grounds for…

Donor Advised Funds can have greater secrecy – it can also be a problem

Donor Advised Funds are registered charities in Canada that allow a donor to donate to the charity but the donor retains the ability to recommend…

CRA’s Top Five Audit Issues

If you have ever wondered what are some of the most common findings CRA has when it audits charities well here is the "Top Five Audit Issues":…