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June 2024

2024-06-05

Contact us right away if your charity has been impacted by wildfires, floods or other adverse weather events

Disasters, such as floods and wildfires, are occurring more frequently and with greater severity. As always, the safety and security of your directors, employees, volunteers, and communities remain a shared priority.

In such cases, we understand that you may be unable to meet your filing obligations as usual, due to extraordinary circumstances beyond your control.

If this situation were to impact your charity, it is important to contact the Charities Directorate as soon as possible to discuss your situation.

Keeping adequate books and records

As a prevention tool, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recommends that copies of key documents and records be kept at all times in a separate location (preferably off-site) for back-up purposes. This is especially true in the context of protecting your charity’s books and records from damaging adverse weather events. In order to make sure your registered status is not affected, and to help you better understand your books and records obligations as a registered charity, please visit our page on Keeping adequate books and records.

We’re here to help

For more information about your charity’s filing obligations during adverse weather events, please contact the Charities Directorate’s client service team at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

May 2024

2024-05-29

Quarterly updates from the Charities Directorate

Welcome to our first edition of Quarterly updates from the Charities Directorate! It is so great to have a new way to share information and news with you. We hope these messages provide you and your organization with valuable and relevant information on topics that impact the charitable sector.

In April, we began our new fiscal year, and I am excited about all that we have planned for 2024-25, including the charity-related items proposed in Budget 2024. As we continue to modernize and improve our service delivery, we are looking forward to seeing how these budget items will positively impact our operations, as well as those of the charitable sector more broadly.

In case you missed it

We cannot start a new fiscal year without reflecting on a few highlights from the previous year. Most notably, the Charities Directorate:

Engaging with the charitable sector

It has been a busy few months for engagement opportunities!

In March of 2024, the Charities Directorate had the pleasure of participating in a dialogue with Muslim-led charities, hosted by the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto. We had an opportunity to hear about experiences and issues faced by Muslim-led charities, as well as provide information about the Directorate’s regulatory responsibilities and resources available to the charitable sector to help them comply with their obligations.

On April 2, 2024, we attended the Canadian Association of Gift Planners Advanced Canadian Gift Planning Summit for a talk on compliance and the importance of quality data. We also participated in a Fireside Chat with CEO Ruth MacKenzie on a range of regulatory issues of interest to participants.

On April 10, 2024, we presented at a virtual event hosted by Volunteer Ottawa to highlight what board members need to know about achieving and maintaining charitable status, including the importance of having board members review their organization’s T3010, Annual Information Return to ensure accuracy.

The Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS) also met April 11-12, 2024. The ACCS includes representatives from both the charitable sector and government. At this meeting, we continued to work together on highlighting and advancing emerging issues related to charities with a view to finalizing their fourth report.

We spoke at the Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association’s Knowledge Hub to share general information about the role of the Charities Directorate, prohibitions on supporting foreign militaries and considerations for charities that provide humanitarian aid abroad on April 25, 2024.

On May 9, 2024, we participated in the Canadian Bar Association’s Charity Law Symposium. During the symposium, the Charities Directorate provided program updates, such as our latest highlights in education and outreach. We also understand the importance of compliance, and covered some of the Budget 2024 items of interest to the Charities Directorate.

We look forward to more engagement opportunities in the months ahead.

Spread the news!

As we begin these quarterly updates, we will need your support in spreading the news. Help us reach more members of the charitable sector, and encourage others to sign up for our electronic mailing list! If someone else in your organization should be receiving these emails, please forward this message to them so they can subscribe.

2024-05-23

Charities webinars – Books and records

We are pleased to announce that our next webinar is coming!

Registration for Books and records is now open. In this webinar, we will guide you through important information on how to manage your charity’s books and records.

This webinar will take place:

To register for a session, go to Charities webinars.

We encourage representatives of all registered charities and registered national arts service organizations across Canada to sign up. This is an excellent introduction to keeping adequate books and records if you’re new to charities or you’re interested in learning more about our digital services.

Space is limited! Register today!

2024-05-22

Use MyBA to file your return by June 30

If your charity’s fiscal year ended on December 31, the deadline to file your T3010 annual information return is June 30. The best way to complete your information return is online using My Business Account (MyBA) or Represent a Client.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you are using the correct version of Form T3010

In January 2024, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) released version 24 of Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return to reflect new reporting requirements.

If you must fill out your Form T3010 on paper, always go to our website and download the latest version of the form.

We strongly recommend using MyBA to ensure that you are automatically presented with the correct version, depending on the end of your fiscal period.

MyBA is fast, easy to use, secure and convenient!

My Business Account is a secure online portal that provides an opportunity to interact electronically with the CRA. For step-by-step instructions on registering for MyBA, please visit Access our online services for charities. After registering, simply log in with your CRA user ID and password. The required forms, sections, and schedules are identified for you.

The document verification service is now available

The CRA has introduced a new identity validation option, known as the document verification service. With the new identity validation option, users are able to get immediate access to their account without having to wait for their code in the mail, which can take up to 10 business days. Using a government-issued photo identification (ID), such as a passport or driver’s licence, a user can quickly validate their identity to get immediate access to their online CRA account.

We’re here to help

For tips on completing your return, consult our T3010 charity return page or refer to our comprehensive guide on Completing the Registered Charity Information Return.

As always, our client service team is here to support you. If you require assistance completing your return or using online services, please call us at 1‑800‑267‑2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

2024-05-21

Transition to Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

Are you a registered charity that is incorporated under Ontario’s Corporations Act?

This is a reminder that the Government of Ontario has updated rules for not-for-profit corporations subject to Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA).

If your registered charity is incorporated under Ontario’s Corporations Act, you should review the impact of the new ONCA provisions and determine whether you need to make any changes to your charity’s incorporating and other documents, including your purposes, before the end of the transition period on October 18, 2024.

In general, the provisions of ONCA automatically apply to Ontario not-for-profit corporations as of October 19, 2021, subject to the transition provision in s. 207, which provides for a three-year transition period.

If you are considering making changes to your governing document, including your charitable purposes, please contact the Charities Directorate first.

For more information, go to Transition to Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.

We’re here to help

For other charities-related questions, you can call our client service team at 1‑800‑267‑2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

2024-05-08

IMPORTANT: Make sure you are using the correct version of Form T3010

The Canada Revenue Agency released version 24 of Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return in January 2024, to reflect new reporting requirements.

When completing your annual information return, make sure you choose the correct version of the form, depending on your fiscal period ending. If you must fill out your Form T3010 on paper, always go to our website and download the latest version of the form.

If you have a fiscal period ending on or after December 31, 2023 and send us an outdated version of the Form T3010, we will not accept your return for filing. If we do not receive the correct form, we may proceed to revoke your charity’s registered status.

The best way to complete your information return is online using My Business Account (MyBA) or Represent a Client. This ensures that you are automatically presented with the correct version, depending on the end of your fiscal period. For more information, go to Access our online services for charities.

We’re here to help

If you need help completing your return, or have questions about these changes, please call us at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

2024-05-03

Fundraising for your charitable work

Is your charity planning on fundraising in 2024? Visit our website to learn more about the rules for fundraising to support your charitable work. In addition to providing criteria for when fundraising is not acceptable, we also share important information about official donation receipts and directed gifts.

As a general rule, fundraising is any activity that includes a solicitation of present or future donations of cash or non-cash gifts, or the sale of goods or services to raise funds, whether explicit or implied. A charity can use some of its resources for fundraising to support its charitable activities, but it is important to keep in mind that fundraising is not a charitable purpose in itself.

For the complete guide on fundraising activities, visit Guidance CG-013, Fundraising by registered charities.

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

April 2024

2024-04-30

The CRA is making it easier to access its digital services

A new way for your authorized representatives to get immediate access to CRA sign-in services is now available.

Have you heard? The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has introduced a new identity validation option, known as the document verification service, to make it easier for your organization’s authorized representatives to register for digital services including My Account, My Business Account (MyBA) and Represent a client. Using a government-issued photo identification (ID), such as a passport or driver’s licence, an authorized representative can quickly validate their identity to get immediate access to their online CRA account.

Currently, the registration process requires individuals to request a CRA security code by mail, which can take up to 10 business days. With the new identity validation option, authorized representatives are able to get immediate access to their account without having to wait for their code in the mail. There is still, however, the option to request a CRA security code by mail.

The CRA’s digital services allow charities to easily file their annual information return, update their personal information, and check the status of requests submitted to the CRA. These services can help provide access to important information, and speed up the filing process. By giving charities self-serve options to manage their affairs online, they can avoid having to call or potential delays as their annual filing deadline approaches.

To use this new identity validation option, the user must be 16 years of age or older and have a camera-enabled mobile device that will allow them to take a photo of their government-issued ID. Only the following pieces of identification are currently being accepted:

When registering for digital services, authorized representatives will also need to provide their social insurance number (SIN), date of birth, and information from their most recently assessed tax return from either the current or previous year.

The protection of personal information is a priority for the CRA and we want to assure Canadians that this new identity validation option is safe and secure.

We’re here to help

To reach us, please contact the Charities Directorate’s client service team at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

2024-04-29

Canadian registered charities carrying on activities outside Canada

Does your registered charity carry on activities outside Canada, including in areas of conflict or humanitarian crises? If so, it’s important to understand how Canadian rules and regulations apply to your charitable work. No matter where you operate, as a Canadian registered charity your purposes and activities must always comply with Canadian law, including the requirements for registered charities under the Income Tax Act and common law.

The Income Tax Act allows a registered charity to operate, both inside and outside Canada, by: 

For more information about topics such as making sure your resources are devoted to charitable activities, working with intermediaries, and proper record keeping and reporting practices, refer to our guidance product CG-002, Canadian registered charities carrying on activities outside Canada.

Reporting suspected non-compliance by registered charities

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is responsible for protecting the integrity of the tax system and maintaining trust in the charitable sector. If you have information that a charity may not be complying with the Income Tax Act, you can report it to the CRA by submitting a lead to the Leads Program. The CRA reviews all leads to determine whether non-compliance has occurred. Visit Reporting suspected tax or benefit cheating in Canada to learn more. 

We’re here to help

For other charities-related questions, please call our Charities Directorate client service team at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

March 2024

2024-03-14

Report on the Charities Program 2021 to 2022

The Charities Directorate is pleased to announce that the Report on the Charities Program 2021 to 2022 is now available.

In the 2021 to 2022 report, we provide an update on the directorate’s activities and the regulation of Canadian charities, from registration to compliance. The report includes a number of updated statistics and covers a variety of topics for the directorate, including:

We encourage you to read the report, and as always, we welcome your comments and questions.

To reach us, 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.

2024-03-12

Reminder: Make sure you are using the correct version of Form T3010

The Canada Revenue Agency released version 24 of Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return in January 2024, to reflect new reporting requirements.

When completing your annual information return, make sure you choose the correct version of the form, depending on your fiscal period ending. If you must fill out your Form T3010 on paper, always go to our website and download the latest version of the form.

If you have a fiscal period ending on or after December 31, 2023 and send us an outdated version of the Form T3010, we will not accept your return for filing. If we do not receive the correct form, we may proceed to revoke your charity’s registered status.

The best way to complete your information return is online using My Business Account (MyBA) or Represent a Client. This ensures that you are automatically presented with the correct version, depending on the end of your fiscal period. For more information, go to Access our online services for charities.

We’re here to help

If you need help completing your return, or have questions about these changes, please call us at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

February 2024

2024-02-29

Last chance! Registered Charities Research Survey

The survey is closing on March 8, 2024 – do not miss your chance to fill it out!

If you have experience completing the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return, we want your feedback!

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is conducting a research survey on your experience filing the Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return.

The CRA’s Charities Directorate will use the survey results to develop solutions to simplify the process for filers in the future. The survey takes about 3-5 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and confidential.

Privacy

All responses will be kept completely anonymous. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Canada Revenue Agency Act. The collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information is in accordance with the federal Privacy Act. Under the Privacy Act, you have a right of protection, access to and correction or notation of your personal information. 

2024-02-22

Charities webinars – Registering for My Business Account (MyBA)

We are pleased to announce that our next webinar is coming!

Registration for Registering for My Business Account (MyBA): A step-by-step guide for charities is now open. In this webinar, we will familiarize you with the My Business Account registration process and how to authorize new directors.

This webinar will take place March 19 and 21, 2024. To register for a session, go to Charities information sessions and webinars.

We encourage representatives of all registered charities and registered national arts service organizations across Canada to sign up. This is an excellent introduction to the MyBA registration process if you are new to charities or if you’re interested in learning more about our digital services.

Space is limited! Register today!

January 2024

2024-01-08

Make sure you are using the correct version of Form T3010

The Canada Revenue Agency has released version 24 of Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, to reflect new reporting requirements.

If you file your annual information return using the downloadable PDF, make sure you choose the correct version of Form T3010, depending on your fiscal period ending.

Charities with fiscal periods ending on or before December 30, 2023, should file their T3010 using version 23.

Charities with fiscal periods ending on or after December 31, 2023, must file their T3010 using version 24. If your charity sends us an outdated version of Form T3010, we will not accept the return for filing. If we do not receive the correct form, the charity’s registered status may be revoked.

Filing your annual information return online using My Business Account (MyBA) or Represent a Client ensures that you are automatically presented with the correct version, depending on the end of your fiscal period. For more information on how to sign up for MyBA, visit our page Access our online services for charities.

We’re here to help

If you need help completing your return, or have questions about these changes, please call us at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

December 2023

2023-12-20

Finalized guidance on granting to non-qualified donees

The Charities Directorate is pleased to share Guidance CG-032, Registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees, which has now been finalized.

We thank you for taking the time to review and provide your input on our draft guidance during the public feedback period. With your valuable contributions, we have strived to develop guidance that is flexible to the needs of the charitable sector, while still adhering to the requirements of the Income Tax Act.

While the feedback period has concluded, we remain committed to improving our guidance products and welcome any further input you may have.

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

November 2023

2023-11-29

Charities webinars – Completing your T3010 online

We are pleased to announce that our next webinar is coming 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. We will also briefly explain the upcoming changes to the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return.

This webinar will be held December 13 and 14, 2023, on Microsoft Teams live events. To register for a session, go to Charities information sessions and webinars.

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

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!

2023-11-24

Launch of the National Call for Proposals (CFP) 2024 for the Settlement and Resettlement Programs

The Canada Revenue Agency is sharing the following message with you on behalf of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is proud to announce the launch of the National Call for Proposals (CFP) 2024 for the Settlement and Resettlement Programs. IRCC is committed to ensuring newcomers and refugees have the support and services they need to make the most of their talents and experience in order to fully integrate and contribute to the Canadian economy and their communities. The support and services delivered to newcomers and refugees through IRCC's Settlement and Resettlement Assistance Programs are world-class and help to make Canada a recognized international leader in settlement and integration.

CFP 2024 is soliciting projects under both Programs for all provinces outside of Quebec to begin on April 1, 2025 and will be eligible for a duration of up to five years, ending no later than March 31, 2030.

In addition to Settlement and Resettlement Assistance Programming, CFP 2024 features three distinct programming streams to further support program priorities. These are:

Please visit www.cic.gc.ca/CFP for information regarding the Programs and Streams; including applicant, activity, and client eligibility.

Applicants are encouraged to consult The 2023 Settlement Outcomes Report: Data-driven Insights for the Future of the Settlement Program as it leverages program data and targeted research to better understand newcomers’ socioeconomic outcomes. The data contained in the report will help build the sector’s knowledge about newcomer outcomes.

For questions please contact CFP-ADP@cic.gc.ca, and for technical support please contact GCS-SSC@cic.gc.ca.

2023-11-17

GST/HST rebate for charities

Did you know that registered charities and registered Canadian amateur athletic associations are able to claim a rebate of some of the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) they pay?

Thanks to the public service bodies’ (PSB) rebate, your charity may be eligible to recover 50% of the GST and federal portion of the HST paid or payable for eligible purchases and expenses related to your organization’s activities. Charities in participating provinces are also entitled to a rebate of their portion of the HST.

For more information on how your charity can claim a PSB rebate, read our article Are you a registered charity that paid GST/HST on your purchases and want some of that GST/HST back?

For the complete guide, including deadlines to file rebate claims, visit RC4034 – GST/HST Public Service Bodies' Rebate.

If you have questions about the PSB rebate, you can make a GST/HST enquiry by calling:

If you are located in Quebec, call Revenu Québec at 1‑800‑567‑4692 or visit their website at revenuquebec.ca.

For other charities-related questions, please call our Charities Directorate client service team at 1‑800‑267‑2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

2023-11-10

New trust reporting requirement for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2023

On December 15, 2022, Bill C-32, the Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2022, received Royal Assent. This bill amended the Income Tax Act to expand the filing requirements for trusts.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) understands that registered charities are seeking clarification on how these new requirements apply to internal trusts.

The CRA will not require registered charities to file the T3, Trust Income Tax and Information Return, for internal trusts.

Internal trusts are those created when a charity:

Registered charities report on their finances and activities annually by filing the T3010, Registered Charity Information Return. These returns include aggregate information about all the property a charity holds, including internal trusts. Registered charities should ensure these annual returns are complete and accurate, as they serve important public information and compliance purposes.

We’re here to help

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

2023-11-09

A new version of the Form T3010 is coming in January 2024 

In 2022, the Government of Canada announced measures to boost charitable spending in our communities and passed legislation changing disbursement quota rules for registered charities.

In January 2024, the Canada Revenue Agency will release a new version of the Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, to reflect new reporting requirements. At that time, there will be two downloadable versions of the Form T3010:

Make sure to always download the Form T3010 from the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return page when you start preparing your annual information return. This will ensure you are using the correct version. If you send us an outdated version of the form, we will not accept it for filing.

We encourage all charities to file online using My Business Account (MyBA) or Represent a Client. The online form automatically presents you with the correct version of the annual information return, depending on what fiscal period you are filing for. For more information on how to sign up for MyBA, visit our page Access our online services for charities

If you have questions about these changes, or about our online services, please call us at 1-800-267-2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

September 2023

2023-09-25

The September 30 filing deadline is one week away!

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

We encourage all charities to file their returns online through My Business Account (MyBA) - it’s fast, convenient, and secure!

Simply log in with your CRA user ID and password. The required forms, sections, and schedules are identified for you, so filing a complete return is easy.

If you choose to file your charity’s return on paper, you must use the latest version of the Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return.

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.

As always, 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 available to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

Reminder: make sure your charity’s information is up to date!

It’s important to let us know if there have been changes within your charity since the last time you updated your RR charity account information. Consult our Making a change to your organization page or contact the Charities Directorate to learn more.

2023-09-01

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 file your return online through My Business Account (MyBA) – if you have not done so already, sign up today! Any officials within your charity who are registered for MyBA can help complete the return, and authorized representatives can use Represent a Client. Please note that if you are signing up for the first time, it can take five to ten days to receive your security code in the mail, so make sure you factor this into your plans in order to not miss your filing deadline.

After registering, simply log in with your CRA user ID and password. The required forms, sections, and schedules are identified for you, so filing a complete return is easy.

If you choose to file your charity’s return on paper, you must use the latest version of the Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return.

We’re here to help

For tips on completing your return, 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, visit My Business Account for charities.

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 available to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

Updating your charity’s information

Does your charity have a new director? Or has there been a change to your charity’s mailing address? Make sure the information we currently have on file for your charity RR account is up to date.

You can update your organization’s information in MyBA. There are different processes depending on the type of change you need to make. Consult our Making a change to your organization page or contact the Charities Directorate to learn more.

July 2023

2023-07-27

Reminder: Contact us right away if your charity has been impacted by wildfires, floods or other adverse weather events

As wildfire and flood activity continues to be higher than normal across most of the country, the safety and security of your directors, employees, volunteers, and communities remain a primary concern.

We understand that some charities may be unable to meet their filing obligations due to extraordinary circumstances, such as a fire or flood.

In such cases, it is important to contact the Charities Directorate as soon as possible to discuss your situation. This will help ensure that your charity remains in good standing. Our client service team is here to support you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

For more information about your charity’s filing obligations during adverse weather events, please contact the Charities Directorate’s client service team at 1-800-267-2384.

June 2023

2023-06-26

The June 30 filing deadline is close!

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

We encourage you to file your return using our online services for charities offered through My Business Account (MyBA) – it’s fast, easy to use, convenient, and secure!

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for MyBA. If you are an authorized representative, sign up for Represent a Client.

After registering, simply log in with your CRA user ID and password. The required forms, sections, and schedules are identified for you, so filing a complete return is easy.

Adverse weather events

In light of the recent forest fires and other climate issues, here is a special note on dealing with adverse weather events affecting your community:

We’re here to help

For tips on completing your return, consult 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 Access our online services for charities.

As always, our client service team is here to support you. If you require assistance completing your return or using online services, please call us at 1‑800‑267‑2384. Our representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, local time.

2023-06-02

Reminder: File your return by June 30!

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

As this deadline approaches, we encourage all charities to file their return using our online services for charities offered through My Business Account (MyBA) – it’s fast, easy to use, convenient, and secure!

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for MyBA. If you are an authorized representative, sign up for Represent a Client.

After registering, simply log in with your CRA user ID and password. The required forms, sections, and schedules are identified for you, so filing a complete return is easy.

Important update to the information return

On June 23, 2022, the Government of Canada passed legislation to allow Canadian registered charities to make grants to non-qualified donees (grantees). For more information, see CG-032, Registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees (draft).

To reflect this change, we have updated the registered charity information return:

You must use the updated version of the T3010 when filing your charity’s return. If you already filed a return for your fiscal period end, you do not need to refile with the new form. Ensure that you keep adequate books and records to support all granting activities.

We’re here to help

For tips on completing your return, consult 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 Access our online services for charities.

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

May 2023

2023-05-24

Charities webinars

Registration for Books and records is now open. In this webinar, we will guide you through important information on how to manage your charity’s books and records.

This webinar will be held on June 7 and 8, on Microsoft Teams live events. To register for a session, go to Charities information sessions and webinars.

We encourage all representatives to attend, regardless of experience. Those who are new to charities will find this an excellent introduction to keeping adequate books and records. And for those with more experience, we hope this will be a helpful refresher.

Space is limited! Register today!

2023-05-15

Important update to the information return

On June 23, 2022, the Government of Canada passed legislation to allow Canadian registered charities to make grants to non-qualified donees (grantees). For more information, see CG-032, Registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees (draft).

To reflect this change, we have updated the registered charity information return:

Guide T4033, Completing Form T3010 Registered Charity Information Return will also be updated in the near future and will provide instructions on how to complete the T3010 and T1441.

You must use the updated version of the T3010 when filing your charity’s return. If you already filed a return for your fiscal period end, you do not need to refile with the new form. Ensure that you keep adequate books and records to support all granting activities.

We encourage all charities to file their information return online through My Business Account. Digital services always use the latest forms and guide you through every section to make sure you file a complete return. It is fast, secure, and easy.

If you have any questions, 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.

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