T3010 charity return – Before you file


What if you are no longer in operation? 

If you are no longer in operation, send us a letter asking for voluntary revocation of your registration. The letter must be signed by a representative of your charity that the Charities Directorate has on file. Before you ask for voluntary revocation, go to Consequences of revocation.

What if you are inactive? 

A charity is inactive if, during the entire fiscal period, it did not use any of its resources to carry out its charitable activities or to further its charitable purposes. 

If you go through an inactive period, you must still file a complete return and explain in the “Ongoing programs” section (C2) why you were not active. If you do not file your return, you risk losing your charitable status.  

If you remain inactive, we may review your file to see if you still qualify for registration. 

Special requests that may affect your return 

Some requests need approval by us and can affect your return.

Fiscal period end change – If you have received approval to change your fiscal period-end, you will have to file a separate return for the months between your old fiscal period-end and the beginning of your new fiscal period.

Permission to accumulate funds – If you have received approval to accumulate funds, report the amount accumulated during the fiscal period (including any income earned) on line 5500, and any accumulated funds spent on line 5510.

Disbursement quota reduction – If you have received approval for a disbursement quota reduction you must file Form T1240, Registered Charity Adjustment Request, to correct the return for the fiscal period in which the shortfall occurred.

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