Further extension for T2 and T1044 filing deadlines for June, July and August 2020 filers

CRA has previously announced that the T2 Corporation Income Tax Return (the T2) and T1044 Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return for…

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends – May 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the non-profit and charity sector.  Some organizations have been completely shut down, some have suspended…

How do I know if a group is an agency of the Canadian Federal Gov. and therefore a qualified donee?

Here is a list of qualified donees.  One of them is "Her Majesty in right of Canada" ie. the Canadian Federal government.  However, it also includes…

Ontario government notice on electronic signatures and electronic filings under the Ontario Corporations Act

The Ontario government has put out detailed requirements in a notice dealing with new methods of filing under the Alternative Filing Methods for…

CRA notice on charity applications – yes CRA is processing charity applications!

CRA has been processing charity applications during the COVID pandemic - even when they were "shut down".   This recent CRA notice advises charities…

Federal government proposal to increase time limits under various Federal acts including CNCA

The Federal government has prepared "Draft Legislative Proposals Regarding Time Limits and Other Periods in Circumstances Due to COVID-19".   These…

What is a Qualified donee under the Income Tax Act Canada in 2020? How many are there?

A qualified donee is an organization that can issue official donation receipts for gifts it receives from individuals and corporations. It can also…

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) extended till August 29 and includes more groups

The Canadian Department of Finance announced today some changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.  Probably most important is extension of the…

COVID-19 and AGMs for Federal non-profit corporations under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) – UPDATED

The COVID-19 crisis is forcing some non-profit organizations and registered charities to rethink the timing and manner of conducting their annual…

CRA email on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) question & answer teleconference

Here is a note that CRA sent out today on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and a Q&A call tomorrow, Thursday.  It might be of interest to some…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for Working with Intermediaries in Canada

Here is our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for Working with Intermediaries in Canada 2020.  It will be of help to Canadian registered…

Fundamentals of Running a Private or Public Foundation in Canada 2020

Blumberg Segal LLP will be hosting an event "Fundamentals of Running a Private or Public Foundation in Canada 2020" on July 17, 2020. This will be a…

Fundamentals of Running a Canadian Charitable Organization/Operating Charity 2020

Blumberg Segal LLP will be hosting an event "Fundamentals of Running a Canadian Charitable Organization/Operating Charity 2020" on July 10, 2020.…

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends – May 11, 2020

It has now been about 7 weeks that many businesses, non-profits and charities in Canada have either been shut down or are trying hard to adjust to…

Corporations Canada provides simple way for non-profits and charities under the CNCA to extend time for financial disclosure and AGM

We are delighted that Corporations Canada today has provided a simple way for non-profits and charities under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations…

Corporations Canada Listing updated for new filing deadline

As mentioned in our previous post, Corporations Canada has extended the deadline to September 30, 2020 for corporations under the Canada…

The Privacy Commissioner Releases tips for videoconferencing and privacy

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has recently released some tips for ensuring that you protect your organization's privacy, as well…

Guidance from Charity Commission “Manage financial difficulties in your charity caused by coronavirus”

Here is some really good guidance from the Charity Commission of England and Wales. GuidanceManage financial difficulties in your charity…

New Course on Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada

We have just prepared a new course on Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada.  Here is information on the new course and how to…

Additional Information from the BC Financial Services Authority on gifts of life insurance to charities

I wrote to the BC Financial Services Authority on May 4, 2020, asking for some clarifications relating to their Information Bulletin entitled…

“UK charity failed to safeguard aid worker killed in Syria – report”

The Guardian recently had an article "UK charity failed to safeguard aid worker killed in Syria – report".   The article deals with Alan Henning, a…

BC Financial Services Authority and gifts of life insurance to charities

Every year less than 1% of Canadian registered charities identify in their T3010 receiving a life insurance policy for which they issued an official…

Some further enhancements to CharityData.ca in April 2020 relating to categories and subcategories

As we noted on April 18, 2020, we have updated CharityData.ca. There have been further recent improvements especially relating to searches/filtering…

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) applications for NPOs and charities begin today

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) application process begins today.   Non-profits and charities that meet the requirements of the CEWS may…