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 asking about cryptocurrencies on charity audits

When CRA audits charities they typically send a long questionnaire to be filled in by the charity on many different issues.  With some…

“Steve Bannon Is Charged With Fraud in We Build the Wall Campaign” – some quick thoughts on fundraising and restricted gifts

In this New York Times article published today entitled "Steve Bannon Is Charged With Fraud in We Build the Wall Campaign" it has shocking…

CRA Question and Answer Teleconference on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Here is information from CRA on their upcoming teleconference on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS).  Charities and giving - CRA:…

Transparency in the Canadian Charitable Sector and the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return Online Course

Every year we do a 3-hour course on transparency and the T3010.   This year there has been a lot of interest in transparency around charities.   On…

What is WE Charity Foundation? It is a wee story I tell you. In the story you will learn about transparency or lack thereof in the charity sector

What is the WE Charity Foundation? It is a charity that probably no one had heard of until recently when the Canadian government decided that it was…

Mark Blumberg’s written submission to the Finance Committee on transparency in the non-profit and charity sector

Here is my Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming Federal Budget on Transparency and Accountability in the…

If the T3010 annual charity return improves perhaps the charity sector and transparency will also improve

In 2012 I had suggested certain additional questions be added to the T3010. There are many groups actively opposing any greater transparency in the…

CRA releases letter on whether an entity is eligible for CEWS and discusses public institution

Here is a CRA letter on whether a public institution is eligible for CEWS: SUMMARY: CEWS—Public institution—ITA-149(1)(a), 149(1)(b),…

CRA Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Application Guide

Here is an application from CRA relating to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Canada Revenue AgencyCanada Emergency Wage Subsidy…

Lengthy FAQ from CRA on wage subsidy

Here is an FAQ released by CRA on the Federal wage subsidy:Canada Revenue AgencyFrequently asked questions - Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS)…

We have recently added two new online courses for Canadian charities

We have recently added 2 new full-day courses namely Fundamentals of Running a Canadian Charitable Organization/Operating Charity and Fundamentals of…

Some compliance trends or task over the next 6 months for Canadian registered charities

Here are a number of trends or compliance suggestions for charities over the next six months:If you are an Ontario corporation under the Ontario…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from the Federal government in 2018?

Here is our article Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from the Federal government in 2018?   In 2018 the Federal government provided…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Provincial Governments in 2018?

Here is our article Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Provincial Governments in 2018?  In 2018 the various provincial…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Municipal Governments in 2018?

Here is our article Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Municipal Governments in 2018?  Municipal governments in Canada provided…

Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2018 and how much did they spend?

In our note Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2018 and how much did they spend we recently reviewed the T3010 information…

Online Charity Application losing Corporate Documents

If you have submitted an online charity application using CRA's Digital Services for Registered Charities, you may have received or may still receive…

Charities Directorate Business Resumption Plan and Audits

CRA has just published its plan for the resumption of full activities.  Here is one pertaining to the Legislation and Policy Branch (Charities).  My…

Update on the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) and regulations

The Ontario government has asked for comments on regulations affecting the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA).  The deadline is today.…

New course on restricted gifts in Canada by Mark Blumberg

Today we are launching a new course of restricted gifts for Canadian charities: "Restricted Gifts - Managing the Opportunities and Dangers of…

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…

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…

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…