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…

CRA media points on consultation panel report on political activities – May 3, 2017

Here is the CRA spokespersons talking points for the Release of the Consultation Panel Report on the public consultations on charities and political…

Recent CRA presentation on political activities by Canadian registered charities

Here is a recent CRA presentation on political activities by Canadian registered charities that has some good examples of allowable and prohibited…

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…

Why US and other nonprofit organizations may wish to set up in Canada

In the past US and other charities had mainly looked to establishing a Canadian counterpart non-profit or registered charity when they thought that…

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…

CRA has just released it’s 2018 T3010 annual return form for Canadian registered charities

CRA has just released the 2018 T3010 Registered Charity Information Return.  The T3010 is a form that Canadian registered charities need to…

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…

Top Tips for Serving as a Director of a Canadian Registered Charity by Mark Blumberg

Being a director of a Canadian registered charity is an important task and this article may be helpful in explaining some of the expectations and…

Canadian Charity Foreign Activity Legal Checklist – Working with Foreign Charities or Intermediaries

Here is a new checklist from Blumbergs that will assist Canadian registered charities either interested or currently conducting foreign activities.…

US changes to tax code could mean big problems for US charities

The US House and Senate are looking at major changes to the tax code that could have a significant impact on US donors and whether they receive…