Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector starts meetings

The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector has started having meetings and inviting witnesses.  We covered the details of the mandate…

CRA’s Fundraising Guidance is the most important compliance document for Canadian fundraisers

I am still surprised at the number of Canadian fundraisers that I meet who have not read the CRA's Fundraising Guidance or have read it but…

CRA response letter re Complaint About a Particular Canadian Registered Charity

Here is the standard CRA response letter re Complaint About a Particular Canadian Registered Charity.   

99% decrease in taxpayers participating in Canadian abusive charity gifting tax shelters

CRA has confirmed that the value of receipts issued by a few charities that were part of 'abusive charity gifting tax shelters' was over…

CharityVillage Top Charity Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charity with Mark Blumberg

Here is my recent webinar Top Charity Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charity with Mark Blumberg.  It was wonderful to have over…

Common Paragraphs from CRA in the Notification of Registration On Operating a Registered Charity

Here is our article Common Paragraphs from CRA in the Notification of Registration Regarding Operating a Registered Charity.  It provides…

CRA letter on Ineligible Individual and Impact on Charity Application

Here is our article CRA letter on Ineligible Individual and Impact on Charity Application which provides a copy of a standard letter when CRA…

Markou v. The Queen, 2018 TCC 66 (CanLII)

The case of Markou v. The Queen, 2018 TCC 66 (CanLII) in the Tax Court of Canada dealt with a leveraged donation program called “Donation…

Top Canadian Charity Law Issues by Mark Blumberg – For Charity Village – March 2018

Here is an article I recently wrote entitled Top Canadian Charity Law Issues for Charity Village.  It highlights some of the…

Searching the CRA’s new website at Canada.ca made easy

There are over 2.5m pages on the Government of Canada's website and only a few thousand deal with registered charities.   Here are some…

Upcoming Blumbergs’ Events for 2018 – Bootcamp, T3010 and Receipting

Understanding legal compliance for registered charities is not easy but Blumbergs is offering exciting new upcoming events in 2018 that will…

Exciting functionality being added to CharityData.ca

We are adding some exciting new functionality with CharityData.ca   First, it is easy to see what gifts a Canadian registered charity gives…

Barry Bussey “Trudeau Liberals clearly don’t understand religious charities and their rights”

Barry Bussey published an op ed in The Province on the Canada Summer Jobs program and the reluctance of the CRA Minister to release it guidance on…

Isah, A. v. The Queen (TCC) – TCC imposes gross negligence penalties for

The Tax Court of Canada in Isah, A. v. The Queen (TCC) deals with donations disallowed by CRA and the court ultimately decided to impose…

Consultation “Reviewing Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime”

The Department of Finance is reviewing Canada's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regime.  They have published a…

CRA’s List of Areas of Non-Compliance with Income Tax Provisions – Canadian Public Foundations

Here is CRA's List of Areas of Non-Compliance with Income Tax Provisions - Canadian Public Foundations.

CRA’s List of Areas of Non-Compliance with ITA Provisions for Canadian Private Foundations

Here is the CRA's List of Areas of Non-Compliance with Income Tax Provisions - Canadian Private Foundations.

CRA’s List of Areas of Non-Compliance with ITA Provisions for Canadian Charitable Organizations

Here is the CRA's List of Areas of Non-Compliance with Income Tax Provisions - Canadian Charitable Organizations.

Our directory of top resources for Canadian registered charities

Over the last 10 or more years, we have published over 2500 blog posts.  Except for a few avid readers, that might be a little overwhelming so…

With foreign activities what is the difference between a conduit and a structured arrangement?

Here is an updated article on the difference between a conduit and a structured arrangement - it is entitled Canadian Charities and Foreign…

Common Paragraphs for an Administrative Fairness Letter from the Charities Directorate of CRA

Here is our note "Common Paragraphs for an Administrative Fairness Letter from the Charities Directorate of CRA". It contains explanations of…

CRA Charities Directorate Audit Statistics

In a presentation to E&Y Gary Huenemoeder of the Charities Directorate provided certain updated audit statistics for 2016-2017 which shows the…

Top 68 CRA Reasons for Denying your Canadian Registered Charity Application

In this article "Top 68 CRA Reasons for Denying your Canadian Registered Charity Application" we have obtained from CRA a list of some of the most…

Top Canadian charity law compliance issues for Canadian registered charities

A great deal has been written about legal compliance surrounding charities in Canada. Much of that material, however, is highly specialized, hard to…