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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.

September 2017

  • 2017-09-29

New videos from our Gifting and receipting video series!

Watch the Services videos on our Charities and giving webpage

Services: Are they receiptable?
Services: Website and software

            Or in our YouTube channel:

Services: Are they receiptable?
Services: Website and software

 

August 2017

  • 2017-08-21 

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has started making automated courtesy calls notifying registered charities that the due date for filing their completed information return is approaching. Every registered charity, even those that are inactive, must file a complete information return each year, no later than six months after the end of its fiscal period. A charity’s registered status may be revoked if it doesn’t file. 

The automated message states that the annual return must be filed shortly, and provides information about contacting the CRA for additional details. It does not include any taxpayer information. 

If you received this call and your charity has already filed its return, disregard the message. 

The CRA has strong practices to protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information. When the CRA calls you, it has established procedures in place to make sure your personal information is protected. If you want to confirm the authenticity of a CRA telephone number, call the CRA by using the numbers on its Telephone numbers page.

July 2017

  • 2017-07-26

New Videos from our Gifting and receipting video series!

Watch the Auctions videos on our Charities and giving webpage:

Auctions: when can you issue donation receipts

Auctions: advantage and 80% rule

Or on our YouTube Channel for better resolution:

Auctions: when can you issue donation receipts

Auctions: advantage and 80% rule

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