Webinar on Accessing Digital Services for Charities – April 14, 2020- recorded

The CRA’s Charities Directorate is currently closed, however, registered charities can still access online services through what we affectionately…

COVID-19 and AGMs for Federal non-profit corporations under the CNCA

[UPDATED ARTICLE] Here is our article COVID-19 and AGMs for Federal non-profit corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act   It…

Do you need data on Canadian registered charities?

As everyone knows the CRA Charities Directorate is currently closed.  I have been getting requests for data on Canadian charities by charities,…

How to take CRA T3010 charity data in Excel or CSV and move it into MS Access

I have very little formal training in data and statistics.  I am a lawyer, but I have always been frustrated that very few people were using the very…

One more reason for charities and non-profits in Canada to Sign Up for CRA’s MyBA system

At this point in time, we are recommending that all charities sign up for CRA's MyBA system, as it allows organizations to submit T3010 filings and…

Ontario Ministry Allows Virtual Witnessing of Wills -important for bequests

Many people at home right now have some time on their hands and some are thinking about updating their wills.  Some don't have wills at all and for…

Further update from the government of Canada on NPOs, charities and the wage subsidy

Today the Federal government released two documents.  One was entitled Government provides further flexibility for employers to access the Canada…

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.…

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…