Webinar on CRA’s CHAMP system for registered charities

The CRA's Charities Directorate is currently closed, however, registered charities can still access online services through the new CHAMP system.…

Upcoming Webinars for the Canadian Charity Law Association

The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited. Topics are subject to change.…

CRA is now recognizing electronic signatures

In light of the COVID-19 crisis and the need for social distancing, CRA has announced that it will temporarily be accepting electronic signatures.…

Corporations Canada loosens requirements for electronic signatures on documents

This is one of those posts that will probably be of interest to very few people.  Many have probably not thought of the issue of electronic…

Blumbergs’ COVID-19 FAQs for Registered Charities and Non-profits

Blumbergs will soon be releasing a large number of FAQ pages on our website specifically for common questions and issues affecting Canadian…

Ontario government reduction of Employer Health Tax (EHT) in 2020 can save some non-profits and charities money

On March 25, 2020, the Ontario government announced that, due to the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), it is increasing the…

Corporations Canada extends annual return deadlines to September 30, 2020 for federal non-profit corporations

On April 1, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that it is extending the deadline for filing annual returns for federal corporations. Annual…

Finance releases further information today on wage subsidy for business, non-profits and charities – more details to follow 

Finance today, April 1, 2020, released further information on wage subsidies for business, non-profits and charities.   The wage subsidy is about $71…

Ontario government allows all OCA corporations to have virtual meetings and extends deadlines for AGMs

The Ontario government has passed an Emergency Order (PDF) that will allow all corporations under the Ontario Corporations Act (OCA) and Ontario…

Global Affairs Canada Guidance on eligibility of COVID-19 potential costs

Global Affairs Canada has recently released a Guidance on eligibility of COVID-19 potential costs     It provides that expenses such as repatriating…

Extension for non-profits to file  T2 Corporation Income Tax Return and T1044 Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return

On March 28, 2020 we blogged about "There will be an extension for incorporated non-profits to file T2 and all NPOs that need to file T1044".    We…

Ontario PGT has issued a “Statement on Accessing Restricted Purpose Trust Funds Prior to Obtaining a Court Order During the COVID19 Pandemic”

The Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee has issued a "Statement on Accessing Restricted Purpose Trust Funds Prior to Obtaining a Court Order During…

Charities and NPOs included in Federal government 75% wage subsidy

THIS BLOG WILL BE UPDATED Trudeau announces today that NPOs and Charities will be included in the wage subsidy.   On March 27, 2020 there was an…

CRA encouraging Canadian registered charities to file their annual T3010 using CHAMP online

CRA is now more actively encouraging Canadian registered charities to file their annual T3010 online. Makes a lot of sense in light of the current…

There will be an extension for incorporated non-profits to file T2 and all NPOs that need to file T1044

Until now there has not yet been an update from CRA on whether there is any extension of the filing requirements for non-profit corporations…

Providing small business in Canada with wage subsidies – will it also apply to non-profits and charities?

On March 27, 2020 there was an important announcement from the Federal government that they will be providing to small businesses a wage subsidy that…

New Canada Emergency Business Account will provide interest free loans to not-for-profits that have payroll over $50K

Here is a document entitled "Additional Support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19". In the Additional Support, it…

Keep up to date on changes from Corporations Canada affecting the CNCA

Corporations Canada has email notices that you can sign up for dealing with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”), CBCA (business), and…

CAA announcement on COVID-19 crisis worth reading

I have gotten so many useless emails from companies talking about continuity of services etc.  I thought I would share this email from CAA South…

Corporations Canada email on annual meetings of federal corporations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Corporations Canada sent today an email on "Annual meetings of federal corporations during the COVID-19 outbreak".  It is for both non-profits (CNCA)…

Ontario government response on COVID in a fiscal update

The Ontario government today provided a "Fiscal Update".  It provides $7 billion for health care and support for people.  As well, it provides $10…

Notice of Ways and Means Motion to introduce An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19

Here is the Notice of Ways and Means Motion to introduce An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19 that is available on the…

Charities and Non-profits may be able to get a wage subsidy under Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

As we noted in our recent blog on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Canadian charities and non-profits may be able to obtain a wage subsidy…

Filings with Corporations Canada during the COVID-19 crisis

Update on March 26, 2020 Corporations Canada has now advised us today that with snail mail they will be having at the moment a staff person come in…