It is important that Canadian charities issue official donation receipts according to the rules set out in the Income Tax Act (Canada) and according to the guidance of the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Unfortunately, according to the CRA, when it audits Canadian registered charities approximately 89% of charities are issuing at least some inappropriate receipts.
This receipting kit is intended to assist volunteers and staff of Canadian registered charity who are assigned the task of issuing receipts. This kit provides information with respect to receipting in general,but it is not legal advice tailored to the factual situation of your charity. You can obtain electronic copies of this receipting kit at here. This receipting kit also has an attachment of in depth policy documents, legislation and CRA bulletins related to receipting.
Blumbergs recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return database for 2011 as part of the Sean Blumberg Transparency Project. We provided an overview of the whole charity sector in the Blumbergs’ Charity Sector Snapshot 2011. We have taken a subset of the 2011 T3010 data to look at only registered charities based in Ontario.
This article provides a snapshot of the registered charity sector in Ontario based on the 2011 T3010 filings. Here is a PDF of the Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2011.
On October 15, 2013, Blumbergs will be having the 2nd Annual Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute in Toronto. It will be a full day of practical legal and ethical compliance information geared toward charities, professional advisors and those interested in regulatory issues affecting charities. Space is limited.
The 2nd Annual Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute will be a one day conference on October 15, 2013 in Toronto covering important information on compliance for Canadian registered charities.
A one day boot camp on compliance and standards issues for Canadian charities on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
Here are 10 videos my brother Sean uploaded from the CLIP conference in February 2012.
Here is the Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law Checklist. It was prepared for the Ontario Hospital Association Governance Centre for Excellence Conference for Not-For-Profit and Charitable Organizations. It assists registered charities in understanding their compliance obligations
In this article we discuss the top Canadian charity law issues for registered charities.