Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute – corporate law, CRA compliance and more

On November 28, 2012 we will be having the Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute in Toronto. It will be a full day of practical legal and…

Some questions to add to the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return

One day CRA will look at revising the T3010.  Here are some suggestions for additional questions that they may want to ask.In looking at the US…

“From Stories to Evidence: How Mining Data Can Promote Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector”

Here is a great article entitled “From Stories to Evidence: How Mining Data Can Promote Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector”. Michael…

Which Canadian charities have the largest amount of long term investments?

According to the T3010 for 2010 the total long term investments of Canadian registered charities (captured in line 4140) is $14.7 Billion. …

APRA Panel “Focus on Canada’s Non-Profit Sector – Thriving or Just Surviving?”

I am looking forward to being on a panel for the APRA conference in Toronto on Wednesday.  The panel is entitled “Focus on Canada’s Non?Profit Sector…

Interesting Stats on Foreign Activities by Canadian Charities

I took a look at the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return statistics on foreign activities by Canadian charities for 2010.  The total…

CRA Category Codes to distinguish charities in the T3010 data

Here is a list of the CRA Category Codes used to classify Canadian charities.  The coding is in many cases of little use.  Probably the…

Some interesting reports from Statistics Canada on giving and volunteering

Statscan has put out some reports recently on charitable giving and volunteering as well as more specific reports on giving by immigrants and…

Latest Charities Directorate statistics on size of the Canadian charity sector

The Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency occasionally releases information on the size of the charity sector using the T3010 Registered…

Mark Blumberg’s submission to the Standing Committee on Finance on transparency

I presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance today along with 5 other witnesses.  There was a lively discussion of…

Canadian Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) review of charitable tax incentives

The Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) is holding hearings on tax incentives for charitable donations.Here is the Finance Committee:Chair - James…

StatsCan releases data on volunteering “Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians”

Statistics Canada has released a report entitled “Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians”  based on the 2010 Canada Survey of Giving,…

CharityFocus.ca adds Director search feature

[Update - if you are interested in T3010 information on Canadian registered charities check out www.charitydata.ca]CharityFocus.ca is a new…

Largest Gifts from Canadian Charities to other Qualified Donees – 2010

Here is a list of the Largest Gifts from Canadian Charities to other Qualified Donees - 2010.  You might find this interesting.Largest Gifts…

StatsCan stats on charity sector interesting – but notes even more interesting

StatsCan recently published some statistics on charitable giving.  They noted “Canadian taxfilers reported making charitable donations of…

Canadian Charities and Free Transparency Tools – look before you donate your time or money

There are a couple of interesting websites which allow much easier searching of information from the T3010 databases.  One is CharityFocus.ca…

Charity Focus from Imagine Canada – a helpful tool to analyze Canadian charities

Imagine Canada will be officially launching its Charity Focus website soon.  You can review the website at http://www.charityfocus.ca/At…

So how much do Canadian charities receive from foreign sources according to the T3010 Returns?

There has been a little political firestorm last week over US foundations funding of certain Canadian environmental charities.  So how much…

CRA’s Program areas and field codes for the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return + TF725 BIS

Here are the CRA’s “Program areas and field codes” for the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return and the TF725 Registered…

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List – October 2011

Here is a copy of the Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List - October 2011.  To sign up and receive monthly updates go to…

Statistics on the Canadian charitable sector from the Canada Revenue Agency, Charities Directorate

The Charities Directorate has recently released information obtained from the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return.  It paints an…

Canadian charities spending on foreign activities rises by 16% in 2009 from 2008

In 2009, according to the CRA and its T3010 data, Canadian charities spent 2.9 billion outside of Canada.The 2.9 Billion spent by Canadian charities…

Latest Statistics from CRA on Abusive Charity Gifting Tax Schemes

According to CRA for 2010 there were claims on abusive charity gifting tax schemes of over $320 million.  While a lot better than the 2006…

CRA Statistics for the number of visits to the Charities Directorate Website

Here is some information from the Charities Directorate on statistics for the Charities Directorate websiteHere is some information from the…