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January 2023

2023-01-26

Reporting grants to non-qualified donees

On November 30, 2022, the Charities Directorate published draft guidance on registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to providing you with a final version of the guidance soon. If you would like to provide feedback on the guidance, you have until January 31, 2023, to do so.

The rules for making grants to non-qualified donees have been in effect since June 23, 2022, and we understand you might need to file your T3010 return soon. We are currently updating Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, and the accompanying guide T4033, which we expect to make available in spring 2023.

Until the form and guide are updated, you are not required to report your granting activities.

You must, however, keep adequate books and records to support all granting activities. Your books and records must contain enough information to allow the CRA to assess whether your charity is operating in accordance with the Income Tax Act.

For more information about these rules, see Guidance CG-032, Registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees (draft).

If you have any questions about the new requirements, please call our client service team at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

December 2022

2022-12-14

Sign up for My Business Account using our updated instructions

The Charities Directorate has updated the instructions on how to access My Business Account (MyBA) to help you register for and access MyBA.

You asked, we delivered 

The success of our online tools rests in part on feedback from Canadians. You shared comments about the complexity of the MyBA registration process. We considered that feedback and redesigned our web page to provide a clearer step-by-step guide on getting started with MyBA for registered charities, registered Canadian amateur athletic associations, and registered national arts service organizations. MyBA gives you a faster, easier, and much more convenient alternative to paper filing, leaving you with more time to focus on the causes that mean the most to you. We hope that this updated guide will help you navigate it more easily.

We appreciate your feedback! Let us know if our instructions were helpful by responding to the question, "Did you find what you were looking for?" at the bottom of the page. By sharing your experience, you can help us ensure that the instructions are as clear, easy to use, and accessible as possible.

We encourage you to register for MyBA to take advantage of our online services today:

If you have questions, please contact our client service team at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

November 2022

2022-11-30

New draft guidance – Grants to non-qualified donees

The new draft guidance for registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees is available and open for public feedback!

On June 23, 2022, the Government of Canada passed legislation to allow registered Canadian charities to provide grants to non-qualified donees. The new rules make it easier for registered charities to work with non-charities in Canada and abroad.

The Charities Directorate has been working hard to develop new guidance in response to this legislation. Now, we're pleased to share a draft of the guidance on our website at Registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees.

Your input is valuable and helps us ensure the guidance is as reasonable, clear, and accessible as possible. We encourage you to provide your feedback by visiting our public feedback page and ask that you kindly provide your comments by January 31, 2023.

And of course, our client service team is here to support you. If you have questions, please call us at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are standing by to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

September 2022

2022-09-21

Introducing GCDonate

The Canada Revenue Agency is pleased to share the following message with you on behalf of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

Did you know that PSPC has a GCDonate program that can benefit charitable and non-profit organizations? GCSurplus provides eligible organizations the ability to register and request surplus assets that are being donated by Government of Canada departments and agencies.

Don’t miss out! Visit their website to register and start viewing assets that could be valuable to your organization.

Should you have any questions on the GCDonate program, please call 1-844-991-1385 or send an email to info@GCSurplus.ca.

2022-09-07

Charities webinars

We are pleased to announce that our webinars are returning this fall!

Registration for Completing your T3010 online: A walkthrough for charities is now open. In this webinar, we will guide you through the online form and schedules while demonstrating the benefits and ease of online filing.

This webinar will be held on September 28 and 29, 2022, on Microsoft Teams live events. To register for a session, go to Charities information sessions and webinars.

Note: Before filing your T3010 online, you must register for My Business Account (MyBA) for Charities. To register for MyBA, please visit our website for instructions, or contact our client service centre. This webinar does not cover the MyBA registration process. However, if you have not yet signed up for MyBA, we still encourage you to attend a session.

We encourage representatives of all registered charities and registered national arts service organizations across Canada to sign up. If you are a board member, treasurer, volunteer, employee of a charity, or a professional who provides services to charities, this webinar is a great way for you to learn how quick and easy filing online can be.

Space is limited! Register today!

2022-09-06

The September 30 filing deadline is fast approaching!

If your charity’s fiscal year ended on March 31, the deadline to file your T3010 annual information return is September 30.

As this deadline approaches, we encourage you to sign up for My Business Account (MyBA) and file this year’s return using our digital services for charities. Any officials who are registered for MyBA can help complete the return, and authorized representatives can use Represent a Client.

With a digital return that’s convenient and secure, filing has never been easier. Don’t miss out!

We’re here to help
For tips on completing your return, you can visit our T3010 charity return – Overview page or refer to our comprehensive guide on Completing the Registered Charity Information Return.

For step-by-step instructions on registering for MyBA, please visit My business account for charities.

And of course, our client service team is here to support you. If you require assistance completing your return or using digital services, please call us at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are standing by to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

March 2022

2022-03-10

Report on the Charities Program 2020 to 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Report on the Charities Program 2020 to 2021 is now available. 

This report highlights the Charities Directorate’s work over the last fiscal year, and provides an overview of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on service, outreach, policy, and operational activities. It also features graphics and charity data to provide some insights into the charitable sector in Canada. 

The CRA recognizes the challenges charities faced, and continue to face, due to the pandemic. We will continue to offer support for charities.

June 2021

2021-06-08

Getting ready to file your T3010?

More than half of registered charities have a fiscal period ending on December 31 and need to file their annual information return before the June 30 deadline. As this date approaches, we’ve compiled some useful tips to help you file electronically from the comfort of your home.

Online filing: what’s in it for you
We encourage all charities to file their annual information return through My Business Account (MyBA). Many registered charities filed online for the first time in 2020 and found several benefits to online filing:

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for MyBA or, if you are an authorized representative, sign up for Represent a Client. You can also get step-by-step help to register and access your charity’s online account by consulting our MyBA reference guide.

Need help? We’re standing by

If you require assistance using digital services or completing your return, please reach out to our client service section at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are standing by to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

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