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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New draft guidance – Grants to non-qualified donees

The new draft guidance for registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees is available and open for public feedback!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

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.

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