Comparison of the CRA’s Charities Listing and Blumbergs’ Charity Data

With the recent changes in May 2019 in which CRA removed about 10 years of public information from the Charities Listing, the differences between the…

No updates with the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) at the moment

There are a large number of Ontario non-profit corporations under the Ontario Corporations Act (“OCA”).  As you may know, the…

CRA Q&A on new journalism qualified donee category

Here is a Q&A from CRA about the new journalism qualified donee category.  

Dramatic changes to the CRA Charities Listing

CRA has recently updated its Charities Listing and the most notable change is the fact that they have reduced the amount of information available on…

CRA’s Charities Directorate Inviting Feedback from Charities

The Charities Directorate of CRA has recently announced that it is looking for feedback from registered charities on CRA's videos, social…

CRA’s Charities IT Modernization Project (“CHAMP”) set to roll-out in June

CRA is set to introduce its online system for organizations applying for charitable status. Once this system is available on June 1, 2019, paper…

Fundamentals of Receipting by Canadian Charities

Properly issuing official donation receipts has been challenging for many registered charities.  According to the CRA, 89% of registered…

Fundamentals of the T3010 and Transparency for Canadian Charities

Every year Canadian registered charities must file the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return with the Charities Directorate of CRA. In June…

Top Canadian Charity Law Issues by Mark Blumberg

Here is our list of the Top Canadian Charity Law Issues by Mark Blumberg. Hopefully it provides a good overview of the most common compliance…

CRA’s Charities Education Program Letter

In December 2017, CRA introduced a new program, the Charities Education Program ("CEP") which is aimed at helping charities comply with the…

Canadian Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg – April 2019

Here is our new Canadian Charity Legal Checklist.  For those who are interested in reviewing legal compliance for their registered charity,…

Recent Dept of Finance Report on Federal Tax Expenditures 2019 is worth taking a look at

The Federal Department of Finance has recently released its Report on Federal Tax Expenditures: Concepts, Estimates and Evaluations 2019.  For…

CFA Society of Toronto 2019 Wealth Conference

I will be speaking at the CFA Society of Toronto 2019 Wealth Conference on May 1, 2019 dealing with the topic ​"Professional Advisors and…

OBA Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section and Young Lawyers Division Program

Adam Greco and Mark Blumberg will be speaking on April 5, 2019 at the OBA Charity Law Primer of the Charity and Not-for-Profit-Law Section/…

CRA letter on amalgmation of registered charity and non-profit

Here is a redacted Advanced Income Tax Ruling Request response from CRA, dealing with the amalgamation of a registered charity and a non-profit.…

CRA tweaks to their guidance on registered charities carrying out activities outside of Canada

The CRA's Guidance Canadian registered charities carrying out activities outside Canada indicates it was revised on January 29, 2019. …

CRA announces upcoming changes to the T3010 and T2050, removing Political Activities

On March 15, 2019, CRA announced that there will be changes to the T3010 Annual Return and the T2050 Application to Register a Charity to account for…

Blumbergs’ International Philanthropy Conference 2019 (SOLD OUT)

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a full-day event on international philanthropy on April 12, 2019: Blumbergs' International…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2019 (SOLD OUT)

The Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp will be held again on Monday April 8, 2019. This is a one-day boot camp on compliance and…

Canadian Federal Budget 2019 and its impact on non-profits and charities

Finance Minister Morneau delivered the 2019 Federal Budget today.  Here is our article "2019 Canadian Federal Budget - How will it affect the…

Closing religious institutions in Canada due to shrinking congregations and rising maintenance costs

There was an interesting story on the CBC entitled "From sacred to secular: Canada set to lose 9,000 churches, warns national heritage group".  it is…

US’s College Admission Scandal involves American Charitable Foundation

There has been a lot of coverage of the college admission scandal in the United States, in which many celebrities and wealthy executives paid…

Good news on charity compliance education from CRA – the ‘Road Shows’ are coming back!

The CRA announced today a number of different matters including "The Government is providing up to $5.3 million in new funding over the…

Minister of National Revenue press release on the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS)

The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier put out a news release on March 7, 2019 dealing the new Advisory…