The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited. Topics are subject to change.

More information on each of these webinars and how to register is provided below:

Charitable Receipting – The Do’s and Don’ts

Feb 20, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

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Canadian charities issue approximately $18 billion in receipts each year. According to CRA most charities do not receipt correctly.

Topics covered in this presentation include:

  • When are charities are allowed to issue official donation receipts (“tax receipts”)?
  • Top receipting mistakes
  • Review of information required on official charitable tax receipts
  • What is a gift?
  • Is the donation a gift?
  • Is there is an obligation to issue receipts?
  • Who is the donor?
  • What is the eligible amount of gift and how to determine fair market value?
  • What is split receipting and how does it affect galas, golf and other fundraisers?
  • How to correct or replace official donation receipts?
  • Use of computer generated and e-mail receipts?
  • Problems, abuses and consequences of improper receipts
  • CRA’s sample official donation receipts

This webinar will be presented by Maddy Sawyer. Maddy Sawyer is an associate lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto who works exclusively with charities and non-profit organizations in Canada. Her work is focused on issues of official donation tax receipts, T3010 filings, CRA compliance and foreign activities carried out by Canadian registered charities. Maddy is also a regular contributor to www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca – a Canadian charity law website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad.

Please register for Charitable Receipting – The Do’s and Don’ts on Feb 20, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

 

Foreign Activities 101: Introduction to Canadian charities carrying out foreign activities

March 26, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

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Canadian charities spend about $3.7 billion outside of Canada each year. This presentation will provide an overview on international activities by Canadian charities and regulatory issue for Canadian charities including:

  • Ideas for doing good that does not involve charities
  • Some general considerations for Canadian charities carrying on activities outside of Canada
  • The importance of international philanthropy
  • Why would a “local” Canadian charity such as a hospital want to carry out foreign activities?
  • An overview of the Income Tax Act (Canada) regulatory framework governing Canadian charities conducting foreign activities
  • The distinction between qualified donees and non-qualified donees
  • A basic overview of the CRA publication “Canadian Registered Charities Carrying Out Activities Outside Canada

Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively with Canadian non-profits and registered charities on compliance issues. Mark is also the editor of at www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca – a Canadian charity law website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad.

Please register for Foreign Activities 101: Introduction to Canadian charities carrying out foreign activities on Mar 26, 2020 12 PM EDT

 

If you are interested in online courses dealing with charity law and charity compliance in Canada you might find some of these paid online courses helpful.

 

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