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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:

  • Our online return identifies all the forms, sections and schedules that you need to complete and reminds you to attach required documentation such as financial statements.
  • MyBA provides immediate confirmation that your return has been filed. There is no need to mail or fax additional copies.
  • The date you submit your return through MyBA is the date we officially receive it.
  • Online filing ensures your charity’s information is displayed the following day on the List of Charities.

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.

May 2021

2021-05-13

Charities information webinars

We are pleased to announce that the next charities information webinars about gifting and receipting will be held on May 25 and 26, 2021. For more information, including times and registration information, go to Charities information sessions and webinars.

The webinars are free to representatives of all registered charities and other qualified donees across Canada. If you are a board member, a treasurer, a volunteer, an employee of a charity, or a professional who provides services to charities, a webinar is a great way to learn more about some of your obligations.

Space is limited, so we encourage you to register online today!

April 2021

2021-04-01

Update to Charitable activities page

We’ve recently updated our page on charitable activities to incorporate additional information about public policy dialogue and development activities by charities.

March 2021

2021-03-22

The charities information webinars are back!

We are pleased to announce the return of the charities information webinars. The next webinars are about gifting and receipting, and will be held on March 30 and 31, 2021. For more information, including dates and registration information, go to Charities information sessions and webinars.

The webinars are free to all registered charities and other qualified donees across Canada. If you are a board member, a treasurer, a volunteer, an employee of a charity, or a professional who provides services to charities, a webinar is a great way to learn more about some of your obligations.

Space is limited, so we encourage you to register online today!

2021-03-12

Report #1 of the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector

On behalf of the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS), we are pleased to announce that Report #1, which was provided to the Minister of National Revenue and the Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency, is now available.

The ACCS’ recommendations come after months of meetings, and consultations with the charitable sector. This report was delivered as part of the ACCS’ mandate to advance emerging issues relating to charities, and ensure that the regulatory environment supports the important work that charities do.

This is an important milestone in supporting and strengthening Canada’s charitable sector. I would like to extend my gratitude to the sector co-chairs, Bruce MacDonald and Hilary Pearson, and each of the sector members who have dedicated their time, energy, and expertise in the development of this report. We look forward to continued collaboration and dialogue with members of the ACCS as they prepare upcoming reports.  

February 2021

2021-02-03

Report on the Charities Program 2018 to 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Report on the Charities Program 2018 to 2020 is now available.

This report outlines the work of the Charities Directorate, including updates to services, policy, outreach, and operational activities.  We have highlighted data from the 2018 to 2019 and 2019 to 2020 fiscal years, and we hope that it offers insight into the environment of the charitable sector in Canada.

The report also explains how the CRA continued to support and work with the charitable sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that the pandemic has presented, and continues to present challenges to the charitable sector. We would like to thank you for the work you do to serve the Canadian public.

December 2020

2020-12-21

T3010 filing deadline extension – Last week to submit your charity’s information return

Today marks the last week of the T3010 filing extension for all charities with a Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020, in keeping with the Canada Revenue Agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

File online, file from home

The easiest way for your charity to file its T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, is by using My Business Account for charities (MyBA). Did you know we’ve developed an educational tool to help you navigate the digital services as smoothly as possible? Get the help you need by consulting our MyBA Reference Guide on how to register and access your charity’s online account on MyBA.

Helping you help others

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Charities Directorate if you require assistance completing your charity’s information return. Our representatives are standing by to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time. As the December 31st deadline approaches we are expecting higher-than-normal call volumes, and appreciate your patience.

Our Charities and giving webpage also features a wide range of information that can help you file your charity’s return.

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