The 2019 Federal Budget introduced income tax measures to support journalism, which created a new qualified donee category, the Registered Journalism Organization (“RJO”). According to CRA’s list, there are currently 2 RJOs. CRA has recently provided more information on the RJO requirements, including the required Information Return for the RJOs.

Here is the text from CRA’s update:

Registered Journalism Organizations

Registered Journalism Organizations (RJO) are a category of qualified donee that can issue official donation receipts for gifts they receive from individuals and corporations and accept gifts from registered charities.

To support this program, the RJO web pages have been updated and the following forms and guide are available online: