Request voluntary revocation

We can only consider voluntary revocation if you request it. There are several reasons why you might ask to have your charitable registration revoked, such as:

Note

Voluntary revocation is a process that is discretionary on the part of the Canada Revenue Agency and cannot be used by a charity to avoid any ongoing compliance action.

Make sure you know the Consequences of revocation before you ask for voluntary revocation of your charity.

To make a request

Through MyBA 
  1. Log in to your My Business Account (MyBA) account.
  2. Scroll down to the menu for your charity’s RR account.
  3. Select “Update registered charity or RCAAA information”.
  4. Then, select “Request voluntary revocation” from the dropdown menu.
  5. Upload any supporting documentation.
  6. Check the box to show that you understand the consequences of revocation and wish to request voluntary revocation.

If your registered charity has not filed all of its annual information returns, select “file a return” to complete your returns online as soon as possible.

If your mailing address changes before the end of the revocation process, make sure to change your public contact information and addresses.

On paper

Prepare a letter asking us to revoke your registration. The letter must be signed and dated by a director, trustee, or another person authorized to sign for your charity. To see if more than one signature is needed, check your governing documents.

Mail or fax your request with any supporting documentation to:

Charities Directorate
Canada Revenue Agency
Ottawa ON K1A 0L5

Fax: 613-954-8037

If your registered charity has not filed all of its annual information returns, please send them with your charity’s financial statements as soon as possible.

If your mailing address changes before the end of the revocation process, make sure to change your public contact information and addresses.

About two weeks before the date of revocation, we will send you a T2051A, Notice of Intention to Revoke a Charity's Registration, with the proposed date of revocation.

Note

You may want to distribute your assets before asking for voluntary revocation. As a registered charity, you can only transfer your assets to a qualified donee. After we issue a T2051A, you can only transfer your assets to an eligible donee.  

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