CRA recently sent out a newsletter reminder that charities with a T3010 (Registered Charity Information Return) filing due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020 must file by December 31, 2020. It is vitally important that all charities file their T3010s accurately and on time, otherwise charities can face penalties and/or revocation of their charitable status. Blumberg Segal LLP can review your charity’s T3010 filing before it is submitted.

The newsletter also provides some information on how to file the T3010 online, which is a feature of CRA’s new online services. Earlier this year, we did a webinar “Webinar on Accessing Digital Services for Charities” which is available here and explains how to access CRA’s Digital Services for Registered Charities.

Below is the full text from CRA’s newsletter. Anyone who is interested can also sign up for the Charities Directorate mailing list here.

T3010 filing deadline extension – Less than 2 months until the filing deadline

As part of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charities Directorate extended the filing deadline to December 31, 2020 for all charities with a Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

File online, file from home

With that deadline fast approaching, we would like to encourage all charities that haven’t already filed, but are able to do so, to file as early as possible.

The easiest way for a charity to file its T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, is by using My Business Account (MyBA) for charities.

Resumption of operations

As the CRA continues moving forward with its business resumption plan, the Charities Directorate is committed to keeping the charitable sector informed about any changes that affect registered charities. As such, we are pleased to announce that we have updated our Charities COVID response page with the most up-to-date status of our operations.

We’re here to help

We’re committed to helping charities help others! The Charities Directorate’s client service section is available to answer any questions and offer assistance in completing information returns. Our representatives are standing by to help Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

Our Charities and giving webpage also features a wide range of information that can help you file your charity’s return.