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November 2018

  • 2018-11-15

The Canada Revenue Agency has released a new graphic educational tool to clarify the process for Changing your Fiscal Year End (FYE) – What a registered charity needs to do and showing the impact on the filing of annual returns. If you have comments or suggestions to improve our videos, infographics, and/or graphic educational tools, don’t hesitate to email us.

  • 2018-11-15

Effective November 14, 2018, the CRA is no longer able to provide peel and stick bar code labels with the T3010 annual information return package. You will continue to receive Form TF725, Registered Charity Basic Information Sheet, which will allow you to make changes to your information. You should include this form with your T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, even if you don’t have any changes.

October 2018

  • 2018-10-02             

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has issued for consultation the draft guidance document Charities and public policy advocacy. This document provides general information, including examples, on how the CRA would implement the draft legislative proposals and administer the rules governing the public policy advocacy activities of charities.

The CRA accepts suggestions to guidance documents on an ongoing basis. As the legislation progresses further, suggested changes will continue to be accepted by the CRA until new legislation is tabled by the Department of Finance.

September 2018

  • 2018-09-14             

The mailing address for the Registered Charity Information Return (T3010) will be changing on October 8, 2018.

The new address is:

Charities Directorate
Canada Revenue Agency
105 - 275 Pope Road
Summerside PE C1N 6E8

Please note that this change applies only to the annual return. All other correspondence should be sent to:

Charities Directorate
Canada Revenue Agency
Ottawa ON  K1A 0L5

We ask that you mail your returns to the new address if you are filing the T3010 on or after October 8th. Before this date, all returns should be directed to the Ottawa address.

April 2018

  • 2018-04-24             

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has released two new educational products:

Find out whether you can issue official donation receipts for your charity's annual golf tournament. Watch the new video in the Gifting and receipting series: Golf tournaments.

Learn how to calculate the amount to write on your donation receipts by reading the new graphic educational tool: Hosting a golf tournament?

If you have comments or suggestions to improve our videos, infographics, and/or graphic educational tools, don’t hesitate to email us.

March 2018

  • 2018-03-01             

Official donation receipts must include the name and website address of the Canada Revenue Agency. Following the move to the canada.ca website, official donation receipts will need to be updated with the new address: canada.ca/charities-giving. Charities and qualified donees have until March 31, 2019 to make this change. 

For more information about what must be included on an official donation receipt, see Sample official donation receipts.

  • 2018-03-01

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has released a new video in its Gifting and receipting series. Find out if you can issue donation receipts for the donation of gift cards and gift certificates, as well as the difference between the issuer and the card holder! Watch the video here: Gift certificates and gift cards. 

December 2017

  • 2017-12-12

         New video in our Gifting and receipting video series!

                 Who is the true donor of this gift?

November 2017

  • 2017-11-06

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is pleased to announce the official launch of the new Charities Education Program, to support charities in meeting their obligations. For more information about this program, see the new webpage: Charities Education Program.

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