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Receipting for fundraising events held by individual supporters
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2012

The CRA released a technical interpretation on May 23, 2012 (2010-0391511E5) concerning whether a donation receipt can be issued by a charity to an individual who has agreed to host a fundraising dinner on behalf of a charity and to the individuals who purchased the right to attend the fundraising dinner


CRA releases new guidance on charitable purposes and activities that benefit youth
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2013

CRA has released a new Guidance, CG-020, that sets out the Charities Directorate's position on when an organization that is established to benefit


Bill to extend charitable donation deadline receives unanimous approval on second reading
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2013

The Private Member's Bill proposing to extend the annual deadline for charitable donations has passed second reading in the House of Commons. Private


Federal Court of Appeal confirms public foundation must have multiple trusteesdirectors
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2012

The Federal Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Sheldon Inwentash and Lynn Factor Charitable Foundation v. The Queen


The CRA continues to investigate and prosecute fraud
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2009

A recent fraud case involving an individual who pled guilty to two counts of tax evasion and was sentenced to time served plus one day and fined $145,760 serves as a reminder to donors and charities alike that the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") is committed to investigating and prosecuting offenders


Charities directorate checklist - continuance under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2011

The CRA Charities Directorate has useful information on its website for charities that are incorporated pursuant to the Canada Corporations Act that will be required to continue under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act


Receipting for services
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 28 2012

Charities are reminded that it is not permissible to issue receipts for donated services


Charity employee compensation Bill C-470 update salary cap dropped, disclosure remains
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 31 2010

In the April 2010 edition of this newsletter we reported on a private members bill, Bill C-470, introduced by Albina Guarnieri, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East, that would have given the Canada Revenue Agency the discretion to revoke the charitable status of a charity where the charity had paid a single executive or employee annual compensation over $250,000 and that would have required disclosure of the salary and benefits of the top 5 employees working with the charity


Impact of Budget 2011
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • March 29 2011

The 2011 Federal Budget (the "Budget") contains a number of anti-avoidance measures described below


International organizations should consider CIDA funding
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

It may surprise international organizations to learn that the Canadian International Development Agency ("CIDA") does not limit its funding to Canadian organizations