Some interesting information on co-operatives in Canada from Statistics Canada

StatsCan recently did a short report on cooperatives which illuminates this type of entity.   It also notes that about 64% of co-operatives are…

Statistics Canada report on charitable donors in 2019

Stats Can recently released their Charitable Donors, 2019 report.   I have been critical of StatsCan in the past for their annual reports on…

Discussion paper from the T3010 User Group on improvements to the T3010

It was very nice to read recently a discussion paper from the T3010 Research Group on how the T3010 and data in the sector can be improved.  It was…

Canada now has 2 registered journalism organizations

Recently The Narwhal News Society was added as a registered journalism organization (RJO) and therefore along with La Presse Inc. there are now two…

How has COVID affected funding of the Canadian charity sector? Part 1

Yesterday I tweeted about a US study on the effect on COVID on donations.    The study noted that US charitable giving increased by 10.6 percent in…

The Charities Directorate of CRA announces new webinars on gifting and receipting on March 30 and March 31.

Here is an announcement from CRA relating to new webinars dealing with gifting and receipting on March 30 and March 31, 2021. . Charities…

Trying to do grantmaking in Canada better

Well, we are in the midst of a pandemic and this has resulted in some grantmaking foundations and philanthropists increasing giving and thinking…

Will changing structured arrangements into a reasonable person test help the charity sector? – Part 4 – Charitable purposes and Conclusion

Recently a bill was proposed in the Senate -BILL S-222 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources), which will eliminate the “own…

Will changing structured arrangements into a reasonable person test help the charity sector? – Part 3 – The Reasonable Person – lots of questions

Recently a bill was proposed in the Senate -BILL S-222 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources), which will eliminate the “own…

Will changing structured arrangements into a reasonable person test help the charity sector? – Part 2 – The Main Provisions and various general concerns

Recently a bill was proposed in the Senate -BILL S-222 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources), which will eliminate the “own…

Will changing structured arrangements into a reasonable person test help the charity sector? – Part 1 – The preamble

Recently a bill was proposed in the Senate -BILL S-222 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources), which will eliminate the “own…

Report #1 of the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector – more thoughts

After my very disappointing first read of the “Report #1 of the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector” which was just released last Friday here…

Update on T3010 data

Today I received more data from CRA for the T3010.  It has partial information for 2019 and 2020 as at February 28, 2021.  For 2019, there are 79840…

Report #1 of the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector

I recently took a look at the "Report #1 of the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector” which was just released on Friday.  I was going to write…

What happens when you make it too easy to become a charity?

The US largest organization representing non-profits, which has over 25,000 non-profit members, has called for the IRS to eliminate their Form…

CRA provides additional details as to changes with the T3010 over the last few years

Here is a document in Excel that we recently received from the Charities Directorate of the CRA.   It is entitled T3010 Master Public Data Dictionary…

Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Nova Scotia Charity Sector 2018 – providing data on the size and scope of NS’ charity sector

This Blumbergs' Snapshot of the Charity Sector in Nova Scotia 2018 provides a snapshot of the registered charity sector in Nova Scotia taken from a…

Revised P113 – Gifts and Income Tax 2020 – deals with tax benefits of donating to charities

2020 was a turbulent year.   The CRA has updated their document P113 – Gifts and Income Tax for 2020.  The P113 is a helpful guide to the tax…

Lengthy CRA FAQ on the Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS)

Here is a long CRA FAQ dealing with the CEWS which was last updated in early February, 2021:   Canada Revenue Agency Frequently asked questions…

In 2021 T3010s will be due within 6 months of the end of a charity’s fiscal year, unlike 2020.

In 2020 CRA gave an extension to many charities to deal with the unexpected events around COVID.  In 2021, unless the situation changes drastically,…

Blumbergs’ Pre-Budget Submission for the Federal Budget 2021 relating to charities, transparency and other issues

As we noted previously the Federal Government has launched pre-budget consultations for the 2021 Federal Budget.   Here is the Blumbergs' Pre-Budget…

Updated CRA Form AUT-01 Authorize a Representative for Offline Access from CRA for charities and others

CRA has published a newer version of Form AUT-01 Authorize a Representative for Offline Access in late December 2020.  The Form AUT-01 can be used by…

CRA releases the Report on the Charities Program 2018 to 2020

The CRA recently released the Report on the Charities Program 2018 to 2020. If you are very interested in the charity sector in Canada you might find…

Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the British Columbia Charity Sector 2018

We recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return database for 2018 as part of the Sean Blumberg Transparency Project.  The…