T3010 charity return – Overview

Digital services available as of June 1, 2019

You and your representatives can complete and file Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return online.

Your return due date

File your return no later than six months after the end of your fiscal period. You could lose your charitable status if you file your return late. 

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Due dates for the T3010 return

If your fiscal period end is January 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than July 31.

If your fiscal period end is February 28, your T3010 information return is due no later than August 31.

If your fiscal period end is March 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than September 30.

If your fiscal period end is April 30, your T3010 information return is due no later than October 31.

If your fiscal period end is May 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than November 30.

If your fiscal period end is June 30, your T3010 information return is due no later than December 31.

If your fiscal period end is July 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than January 31.

If your fiscal period end is August 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than February 28.

If your fiscal period end is September 30, your T3010 information return is due no later than March 31.

If your fiscal period end is October 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than April 30.

If your fiscal period end is November 30, your T3010 information return is due no later than May 31.

If your fiscal period end is December 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than June 30.

The received date of your return

When you file your return online, the date you click “submit” is the date your return is received.

When your return is mailed, the postmarked date indicated on the envelope is used as the received date. However, if the postmarked date is illegible, the CRA stamp date will be used.

If your return is hand-delivered, the CRA stamp date is used as the received date.    

Failure to file your return

If you do not file your return within six months after the end of your fiscal year, your registration could be revoked for failure to file. When your registration is revoked:  

  • you can no longer issue official donation receipts
  • you are no longer exempt from income tax
  • you must give all of your remaining assets to an eligible donee or pay a revocation tax equal to the full value of your assets 

If you re-apply for registration, you will have to pay a $500 late-filing penalty.

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