Foreign Universities Applying for Prescribed University Status in Canada 2018

Here is our updated article on Foreign Universities Applying for Prescribed University Status in Canada 2018.  If your university or alma mater…

How Much Should a Canadian Registered Charity Spend on Administration?

Here is our article on How Much Should a Canadian Registered Charity Spend on Administration?

CAGP Advanced Canadian Gift Planning Symposium 2018

I am looking forward to presenting to the CAGP Advanced Canadian Gift Planning Symposium on international philanthropy in Ottawa on October 17,…

Which Canadian charities received funds for political activities from foreign sources 2016

We recently looked at Which Canadian charities received funds for political activities from foreign sources in 2016?  We hope that you find…

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…

Presentation in Winnipeg on foreign activities by Canadian charities with MCIC

I am looking forward to delivering a presentation next week in Winnipeg on Canadian Charities Conducting Foreign Activities: Compliance…

CRA releases information on Universities Outside Canada – good news for foreign universities

Here is our article CRA releases information on Universities Outside Canada - good news for foreign universities.  This will be of interest to…

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…

Prescribed foreign universities and the Canadian 2018 Budget

David Sherman, a very knowledgeable and respected Canadian tax writer and practitioner, had expressed a concern that the changes in the 2018 Federal…

More ways to sort Canadian registered charity data at www.charitydata.ca

Blumbergs has created the largest Canadian registered charity information portal at www.charitydata.ca with up to 13 years information on every…

Canadian Federal Budget 2018 and its impact on non-profits and charities

The Liberal government has unveiled their 2018 Federal Budget today.   Here is our article Canadian Federal Budget 2018 and its impact…

RC191 – Qualified Donee Becoming a Prescribed University Outside Canada (CRA) updated

CRA has recently updated their guidance RC191 - Qualified Donee Becoming a Prescribed University Outside Canada (CRA).  The changes are…

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…

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…

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…

CRA letters on large foreign activity religious charities recently revoked by CRA

We noted a few months ago that "CRA recently revokes registered charity status of 2 large religious groups doing foreign activities".  We…

Are you prepared for CHAMP?  It is happening in November 2018 whether your are ready or not

The CRA has been working for years on the Charities IT Modernization Project or CHAMP.  CHAMP is going to affect charity applications in…

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…

CRA Questions on Charities Assisting Those Affected by the Conflict in Syria

In our note "CRA Questions on Charities Assisting Those Affected by the Conflict in Syria" it includes some common questions and answers from CRA on…

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…

Canadian charities operating outside of Canada and Sanctions

If you are a Canadian charity operating outside of Canada you need to pay attention to whether there are sanctions relating to a particular country,…

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…