“Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses” will also help charities

Here is a document from finance released today Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses.  It is a large package…

Registered Charity Q&A with Blumbergs – Friday March 20, 2020

With the Charities Directorate call centre suspended till April 5, 2020, we thought we would have a Registered Charity Q&A on Friday, March 20.…

A discount for Blumbergs online courses until April 1, 2020

Over the last year, Blumbergs has released 8 online courses.   In case you are interested we have provided over the next 2 weeks a 50% discount…

Blumbergs releases new Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for 2020 by Mark Blumberg

Here is an updated Canadian Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg.  It is a checklist for Canadian registered charities to assist them with…

With COVID-19 can you file your T3010 Registered Charity Information Return on time?

SEE NEW BLOG WITH UPDATES CRA:Charities Directorate announces extension of T3010 filing deadlines till December 31, 2020 in response to COVID-19……

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends

Lots has happened in Ontario over the last few days including Ontario public schools cancelled for the next 3 weeks, many universities cancelling…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2020 -now online

Blumbergs is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp again on Monday, April 20, 2020. An easy enough…

CRA updates pages dealing with penalties of suspension for charities, RCAAAs and RJOs

CRA recently updated their page dealing with Penalties and suspensions.  The big changes appear to be a whole section on penalties and suspension for…

Now 462 municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada registered as qualified donees

The list of municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada registered as qualified donees has grown to 462.  It is…

CRA releases list of registered journalism organizations

Journalism has been under a lot of stress for many years.  The Trudeau government has proposed a number of complicated and convoluted initiatives to…

Filing your T3010 for 2019 – more options for Canadian charities

Canadian registered charities now have more options when it comes to filing their T3010 for 2019.  The form can be filed electronically through the…

CRA revoking dormant charities

We recently put online CRA letters to registered charities that had been revoked over the last few years as a result of audit.   It was interesting…

Stats Can releases 2018 tax filer charity donation information for Canadians

Statistics Canada reported, "While fewer Canadian tax filers made charitable donations in 2018, they were more generous than in 2017."  They noted…

Very surprising statistics from the Charities Directorate on recent charity registrations

I recently looked at a couple of ATIP documents from the Charities Directorate and I was quite surprised at the decline in the number of charity…

The TCC rejects abusive charitable gifting tax scheme in Tudora v. The Queen

On January 27, 2020, the Honourable Justice Ronald MacPhee of the Tax Court of Canada (TCC) rejected an appeal from Alexandru Tudora dealing with the…

FCA dismisses Markou appeal in “Donation Program for Medical Science and Technology”

The Federal Court of Appeal on December 5, 2019 dismissed the appeal in Markou V. Canada relating to the 'abusive charity gifting tax scheme'…

Tax preparer given prison sentence for false charitable donation receipts

Here is a recent bulletin from CRA dealing with the problem of fraudulent official donation receipts. Canada Revenue AgencyFeb 07, 2020,…

CRA replaces RC59 with Form AUT-01 Authorize a Representative for Access by Phone and Mail

CRA has said that they will no longer accept the RC59 Business Consent for Offline Access and now as of today one will need to use the new Form…

Class action lawsuit certified for GLGI donation scheme

The Canadian Lawyer has an article Class action certified for "sham" charitable donation tax scheme.  It discusses the class action lawsuit against a…

Some initial issues for a new Canadian grantmaking foundation

Here is our article "Some initial issues for a new Canadian grantmaking foundation".   Hopefully, it will provide some ideas as to issues that new…

Another update from the Ontario government on ONCA

On January 7, 2020, I got another update from the Ontario government on ONCA.  I warn you for those who read my blogs that the update does not really…

Mark Blumberg speaking at the 17th Annual Foundation, Endowment and Not for Profit Investment Summit

Mark Blumberg will be speaking on top compliance issues and transparency with investments at the 17th Annual Foundation, Endowment and Not for Profit…

Australian Wildfires and Canadian donors

We all see from the media the terrible wildfires in Australia.  Some Canadian donors or charities have wanted to assist with the relief and recovery…

The war on philanthropy that does not exist, apparently continues!

The Wall Street Journal on January 8, 2020 in an opinion piece entitled "The War on Philanthropy:  Private giving achieves what government…