Applying to become a registered journalism organization

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

To apply

To apply to become an RJO, an organization must complete Form T624, Application to Register a Journalism Organization Under the Income Tax Act. This form and any supporting documents can be submitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) online through My Business Account, or mailed to:

Charities Directorate
Canada Revenue Agency
Ottawa ON  K1A 0L5 


A QCJO may apply to the CRA for registration as an RJO. As a qualified donee, an RJO is exempt from income tax and can issue donation receipts for gifts that it receives. The Income Tax Act also allows registered charities to make gifts to RJOs.

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 Income Tax Act, see Guidance on the income tax measures to support journalism.

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