BC Financial Services Authority and gifts of life insurance to charities

Every year less than 1% of Canadian registered charities identify in their T3010 receiving a life insurance policy for which they issued an official…

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…

CharityData.ca has been updated – check it out! More information on Canadian registered charities

We do regular updates of the portal CharityData.ca. Recently we just added more T3010 data including updated partial 2019 data and all of 2018 data.…

CRA’s Charities Listing vs. Blumbergs’ Charity Data 2020

With changes in May 2019 in which CRA removed about 10 years of public information from the Charities Listing, the differences between the CRA’s…

Webinar on Accessing Digital Services for Charities – April 14, 2020- recorded

The CRA’s Charities Directorate is currently closed, however, registered charities can still access online services through what we affectionately…

Do you need data on Canadian registered charities?

As everyone knows the CRA Charities Directorate is currently closed.  I have been getting requests for data on Canadian charities by charities,…

How to take CRA T3010 charity data in Excel or CSV and move it into MS Access

I have very little formal training in data and statistics.  I am a lawyer, but I have always been frustrated that very few people were using the very…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2020 -now online

Blumbergs is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp again on Monday, April 20, 2020. An easy enough…

Now 462 municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada registered as qualified donees

The list of municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada registered as qualified donees has grown to 462.  It is…

CRA releases list of registered journalism organizations

Journalism has been under a lot of stress for many years.  The Trudeau government has proposed a number of complicated and convoluted initiatives to…

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…

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…

Stats Can releases information on charitable donations and it is as meaningless as always

Statistics Canada every year releases a little report on "Charitable donors".  The numbers are very detailed and very specific - but unfortunately,…

Canadian donations are far more than that which is claimed by taxpayers on their returns

Here is a list of the amounts of donations claimed by donors on their Canadian tax forms.  We have lamented, especially the 2006 year, when there was…

Increase in numbers of organizations in two qualified donee categories

There are a couple of important qualified donee categories that have increased in size - first the "List of municipal or public bodies performing a…

The CRA has released an updated 2019 version of its T3010 Registered Charity Information Return

The CRA has released recently the 2019 version C of its T3010 Registered Charity Information Return.  The major changes deal with replacing political…

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2017

We are pleased to launch our Blumbergs Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2017 with information on the Canadian registered charity sector for 2017.…

Just launched our 3rd online course “Fundraising from Canada: A course for groups outside of Canada”

We have just launched our 3rd online course - this one is entitled "Fundraising from Canada: A course for groups outside of Canada".   It is geared…

Dramatic changes to the CRA Charities Listing

CRA has recently updated its Charities Listing and the most notable change is the fact that they have reduced the amount of information available on…

Fundamentals of the T3010 and Transparency for Canadian Charities

Every year Canadian registered charities must file the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return with the Charities Directorate of CRA. In June…

Recent Dept of Finance Report on Federal Tax Expenditures 2019 is worth taking a look at

The Federal Department of Finance has recently released its Report on Federal Tax Expenditures: Concepts, Estimates and Evaluations 2019.  For…

CRA announces upcoming changes to the T3010 and T2050, removing Political Activities

On March 15, 2019, CRA announced that there will be changes to the T3010 Annual Return and the T2050 Application to Register a Charity to account for…