November 27, 2009

“Transparency and accountability are crucial for NGOs” Op Ed Piece from Oxfam UK

Here is an OP ED piece by the finance director of Oxfam UK.  There is also a response from the UK TaxPayers’ Alliance in the comments section.

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Topics: Transparency

July 27, 2009

Charity Law Information Program (CLIP) - Annotated T3010B Registered Charity Information Return

Here is a copy of the Annotated T3010B from CLIP.  It will be updated periodically to include different information from different sources.

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July 19, 2009

Canadian Charities and Transparency

I recently read a short article by Adam Rothwell of Intelligent Giving in the UK.  He argues that UK charities are not very transparent.  I am not sure that the situation is any different here in Canada.

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May 31, 2009

Canada Revenue Agency publishes sample T3010B and sample financial statements - very helpful

The CRA has just published a sample: T3010B, Registered Charity Information Return, with accompanying forms and financial statements.  This will be very helpful to charities as the T3010B is a new form.

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May 31, 2009

Sample Financial Statement for Canadian Charity on CRA website

If you are looking for a sample financial statement for a Canadian charity CRA has just published one of their website.  Every Canadian charity in addition to filing the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return needs to file with that return a financial statement.

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May 26, 2009

T3010A and T3010B CRA forms now saveable and fillable

CRA just advised that certain T3010 forms on their Charities and Giving Web site, have been improved so that they are now saveable in addition to being fillable.  By downloading the fillable/saveable PDF version of the form charities can save their work as they go, print the completed form and mail it to the Charities Directorate.

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Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.
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