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 to another…

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 activities.…

Prescribed foreign universities can have their qualified donee status be revoked by the CRA

Canada has an unusually generous system in which foreign universities that have a couple of Canadian students studying there can obtain the…

Charity Commission releases guidance on “grant funding an organisation that isn’t a charity”

The Charity Commission of England and Wales has released a guidance Grant funding an organisation that isn’t a charity. It sets certain…

CRA letter on transfers of property by a corporation to its sole shareholder

CRA recently released a letter that discusses whether a transfer of property by a corporation to its shareholder that is a private foundation is a…

Australian national risk assessment into the NP sector discusses terrorist financing and AML

An interesting new report from The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as well as the Australian Transactions…

NYT coverage of Canadian donation to NS gallery and CPERB process

The New York Times recently had an article Canada Debates Whether Gift of Leibovitz Photos Is Also a Tax Dodge which discusses a donation of…

Coverage of recent revocations of two charities by the Canada Revenue Agency

Global News recently had coverage entitled "Government revokes group’s charity status, audit cites possible funding of Pakistani militants"…

Charities, Regulation and Donors – some international perspectives from the CCLA

The Canadian Charity Law Association (CCLA) is pleased to present: Charities, Regulation and Donors - some international perspectives on June 22,…

Largest Gifts from Canadian Charities to Foreign Qualified Donees for 2015

There are over 294,000 records of Canadian charities gifting to qualified donees in total (both within and outside of Canada).  We reviewed the…

Largest Gifts from Canadian Charities to other Qualified Donees for 2015

Here is a article "Largest Gifts from Canadian Charities to other Qualified Donees for 2015" with a list of all gifts over $1,000,000 from the 2015…