Applying to become a registered journalism organization

To become a registered journalism organization (RJO) under the Income Tax Act, an organization must first be designated as a qualified Canadian journalism organization (QCJO). For more information, go to Qualified Canadian journalism organization.

To apply

An organization may apply to the Minister of National Revenue for registration as an RJO using Form T624, Application to Register a Journalism Organization Under the Income Tax Act. The organization can apply to become an RJO and a QCJO at the same time. However, it must first be designated as a QCJO by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) before RJO status can be considered. 

The application form and any supporting documents can be submitted to the CRA online through My Business Account, by mail or by fax to:

Charities Directorate
Canada Revenue Agency
Ottawa ON  K1A 0L5
Fax: 613-952-6020 


An organization must meet all the following criteria to be eligible for registration as an RJO:

For more information on these criteria and other requirements for RJOs under the Act, see Guidance on the income tax measures to support journalism.

An applicant journalism organization that receives a notice refusing its registration as an RJO can object to the decision by filing a notice of objection.

If you have questions about becoming an RJO, please call the Charities Directorate at 1-800-267-2384.

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