CRA has added a disclaimer at the top of its T3010 Registered Charity Information Return information on their website:

“The information displayed below has been manually entered by the CRA from the registered charity’s Registered Charity Information Return. This information has not necessarily been verified for accuracy or completeness by the Charities Directorate.  Registered charities that notice problems with their online information should visit the amendment page for instructions on how to correct the information.” (my emphasis added)

This is a good first step and reminds visitors to the CRA website that the information in the T3010 may not be accurately completed by the charity or may not be properly keyed in by CRA.  Charities, especially larger charities, should check 2-3 months after filing their T3010 to make sure that the information looks correct.

Mark Blumberg is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, Ontario.  He can be contacted at mark@blumbergs.ca or at 416-361-1982 x. 237. To find out more about legal services that Blumbergs provides to Canadian charities and non-profits please visit www.canadiancharitylaw.ca or www.globalphilanthropy.ca

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