PPDDA changes to T3010 reporting requirements

If you’re filing your charity’s annual return, note that the rules related to political activities were replaced by new rules related to public policy dialogue and development activities (PPDDAs).

To reflect the new rules, Form T3010 Registered Charity Information Return, will be revised for November 2019. Until then, follow the instructions below as you complete your return online or on paper.

Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return

Answer the following questions on the online or paper Form T3010 as if they read as follows:

Section C: Programs and general information

C5 Public policy dialogue and development activities

A registered charity may carry on public policy dialogue and development activities in furtherance of its stated charitable purposes but must never directly or indirectly support or oppose a political party or a candidate for public office. For more information, see Guidance CG-027, Public policy dialogue and development activities by charities.

(a)    Did the charity carry on any public policy dialogue and development activities during the fiscal period? 

☐ Yes    ☐ No

If yes, you must complete Schedule 7, Public policy dialogue and development activities.

(b)    Don't answer this question

(c)    Don't answer this question

(d)    Don't answer this question
 

Schedule 6, Detailed financial information

Line 5030: Don’t provide an amount on this line. Any expenditures on PPDDAs should be included on line 5000 – Total expenditures on charitable activities.

Schedule 7, Public policy dialogue and development activities

Table 1.    Describe the charity’s public policy dialogue and development activities, and explain how these relate to its charitable purposes.

Table 2.    Don’t complete this table.

Table 3.    Don’t complete this table.

Form T1236, Qualified Donees Worksheet / Amounts Provided to Other Organizations

Don’t answer the following questions for each gift made to a qualified donee or other organization on the online or paper Form T1236:

  • Was any part of the gift intended for political activities?
  • If yes, enter amount

 

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