T3010 charity return – Overview

Important update: New digital services available June 1, 2019

Starting in June 2019, registered charities and their representatives will be able to complete and file Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return online. To learn more about these service improvements and how you can prepare for them, go to Charities IT Modernization Project (CHAMP).

File a complete return each year, no later than six months after the end of your fiscal year. For information on what a complete return includes (such as financial statements), see Filing information.   

If you are a registered Canadian amateur athletic association (RCAAA), file Form T2052, Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association Information Return instead of Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return.

What happens if you don't 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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